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Nanny FAQ

  • The national typical hourly rate of nannies in 2020 is $17.50 per hour. When deciding how much to pay your nanny, it’s important to set a competitive rate to attract the best caregivers. But there are lots of factors to think about when determining the cost of child care such as part-time, full-time, live-in, overnight, and more. Use Sittercity’s chart to determine the most appropriate nanny rate by hourly wage by location.

  • Start by posting a job that details your needs for free on Sittercity. Your job will be shared with a community of availability nannies. Nannies who are interested will apply directly to your job and you will be notified via email and on the platform. From there conduct interviews with your favorites. Once you’ve narrowed your search, start vetting individual nannies by running background checks and checking references before the job officially starts.

  • Start with general questions like their rate, and basic questions about who they are. Then cover their experience with questions surrounding their training and age of kids they’ve cared for in the past. Ask about their availability and review the responsibilities and tasks you’re interested in having them do.

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