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How much would you charge for a second child?

(11 Posts)
LAF77 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:22:35

I think it might be a bit much for her to look after 3 children under 3. I know it can be done, but I think it would be quite stressful for her.

Forresitters Wed 13-Feb-13 16:27:29

How close do the other family live to you? What about considering a nannyshare?

LAF77 Wed 13-Feb-13 13:43:46

She is the first nanny I have had.

drinkyourmilk Wed 13-Feb-13 06:51:52

So she is your temp?

LAF77 Tue 12-Feb-13 21:05:33

Thanks. I offered her better holidays, but I think she will go back to the other family.

I wasn't sure if the other mother would return to work, so I was hoping that she wouldn't and my nanny would stay. It is hard because even though we have only been together for a short time, I feel like I am losing part of my family. I don't have any relations in the country, so I need all the help I can get!

nannynick Tue 12-Feb-13 08:29:50

Did you offer them a temporary job, thus knew they would be leaving?
Offering more money does not mean someone will stay in a job they want to leave.

TheFallenNinja Tue 12-Feb-13 07:27:13

Be careful you don't end up in a bidding war. Perhaps consider a better package rather than hard cash.

LAF77 Tue 12-Feb-13 07:24:24

She was working for the other family and then the mother had a second baby and went on maternity leave. The other mother is going back to work now. I guess she feels closer to the other child as she cared for her for 2 years instead of 5 months for us. I wish she wouldn't go so I was considering offering more, but I wasn't sure how it would work with the other family having 2 children and what sort of pay they would offer.

nannynick Mon 11-Feb-13 22:41:37

There would be a change in the duties but more pay, not in my view.

Why do you feel your nanny is considering leaving you?

SamSmalaidh Mon 11-Feb-13 22:16:58

Nannies don't charge per child, they are paid a wage to work for a family. Some families might offer a pay rise for subsequent children but many don't.

LAF77 Mon 11-Feb-13 21:52:08

Hi, I am wondering what a nanny would charge if they were taking care of 2 children in the same family. I don't want my current nanny to go, but she has another family with 2 children. I am wondering what I could do to get her to stay.

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