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how much do you pay for overnights or weekends away?

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specialk1215 Thu 16-Jul-09 22:16:20

Hi all,

What is a fair price if my hubby and I want to go away for a weekend and our nanny agrees to look after the kids? What about a weekday overnight?

Thanks so much for your help!

frAKKINPannikin Thu 16-Jul-09 22:20:26

Weekday I charge: hourly babysitting rate until midnight, sleepover fee (£30) until 7am, then hourly rate.

Weekend I personally have a 24 hour fee I charge, your nanny may have the same so ask her. Otherwise daily rate for usual hours, plus babysitting until midnight, plus overnight rate, plus daily rate. Or negotiate a nice round number.

specialk1215 Thu 16-Jul-09 23:07:30

Thank you so much. Just out of curiousity, do you have any idea what a fair 24 hour fee in London would be? Does £150 sound about right?

sunnyshine Thu 16-Jul-09 23:09:26

i charge £5 ph at all times at wekends. so from 10 am sat to 6pm sunday would be £160.00 (32 hours at £5ph)

Nicadooby Fri 17-Jul-09 07:09:42

Hi there,

I'm a nanny and I charge full hourly rate from 7am until 7pm then £30 for the overnight bit but I look after my charge at my house as i hate staying over at work, plus it's more exciting for my charge as she gets to have a sleep over at mine.

To be honest I only started at this rate as my boss kept asking me to babysit after work and as it was sometimes (quite often) past midnight and i had to be back in for work at 7.30am so i suggested paying me for 4 hours babysitting for the whole night but she slept at my house, she was very happy to do this.

If were to do it for a new family I would probally up my rates a bit though.

PaulaAtMummyKnowsBest Fri 17-Jul-09 09:43:55

Nicadooby - surely you won't be insured if anything went wrong though?

If I am doing nights for older children, I charge £10per hour (my babysitting rate) 7pm - 10pm and then an overnight fee of £40 and then my normal daily hour rate £15 per hour) from 6am.

If it is "just" babies, it is from £15 per hour

nannynz Fri 17-Jul-09 09:58:57

Why don't you ask your nanny and see what she comes back with? Most nanny's have similar formulas that they use. Also it's a good idea to have in contract rates for ovetime, proxy parenting etc.

I would probably charge £150/24 hours for and under one and over ones £10/hr for awake times and £6/hour for times they're asleep, only really works for children who are good sleepers though.

nannynz Fri 17-Jul-09 10:00:21

Oh and probably would charge different for a weekday/end night but if at weekend I would ask for a day off in lieu.

specialk1215 Fri 17-Jul-09 12:25:42

Thank you all - very helpful.
Much appreciated!

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 17-Jul-09 12:42:20

makes no difference whether weekeday or weekend for me

i charge the same - £10ph bs/work rate till midnight so if an overnight 7pm-7am bs rate £50 (7-12) and £30 sleepover so £80 a night

proxy parenting which i do a lot of same applies so works out £200p 24hrs - im exspensive but worth it grin and get lots of work so I cant be charging too much

Nicadooby Fri 17-Jul-09 20:13:03

Yes Paula you are right but tbh as I have worked for the same family for the past 6 years (and the previous one for 4 years) so I have only just heard about needing insurance shock

But as i'm a good girl I do now have it now, and as I have started a new job I won't be doing anymore overnight care either so prolem solved.

Nicadooby Fri 17-Jul-09 20:14:14

Sorry i ment problem not prolem

I am in east midlands and overnight from 7pm-7am mon-thurs I charge £80 and fri-sun I charge £100. 24hr care I charge £180 per 24hrs if a baby under 6mths who still wakes for night feeds I charge hrly rate of £12 an hr as if I was night nannying.

£125-£200 is a guide for 24hr proxy parenting depending on location, nanny's experience and qualifications and what the nanny is happy to work for and the parents are happy to pay.

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