PSP conducted its 5th Nanny Compensation Survey of employers who employ a nanny. These results are based on 750+ Brooklynites who employ live-out nannies who are not part of a nanny share.
Pay Findings for full time nannies:
- $15.93 per hour for 1 child ($.82 more than 2013)
- $17.33 per hour for 2 children ($.87 more than 2013)
Part-time nannies continue to make a higher hourly rate than a full-time nannies:
- $17.43 per hour for 10-20 hours vs. $16.05 per hour for 50+ hours
- The average agreed upon days off is 15 days, while the reported days actually received is 21 days.
- 6 in ten (63%) try to give their nanny time off of the nanny's discretion.
Raises & Bonuses:
- The most common raise given is $1.00 per hour.
- Giving bonuses continues to be standard, with 1 week's pay given the most common amount.
See the full SURVEY RESULTS.
Hiring a Nanny? Help is Here!
STEPS TO HIRING A NANNY ON PSP
Step 1: WHAT do I want, WHAT can I expect and WHAT will it cost me?
Step 2: WHERE can you find Mary Poppins?
Step 3: WHO is it going to be?
Step 4: HOW can we seal the deal?
Step 5: HOW can I make this a great working relationship?
Here’s the Download URL for the Work Agreement
ON THE BOOKS INFORMATION:
PSP/HomeWork Solutions Guide to Paying On The Books
NANNY SHARE INFORMATION:
*The PSP Guide to a Successful Nanny Share
Helping your Nanny find a NEW Job?
- Here's information to help your nanny find a new job.
- How to post about your nanny on Park Slope Parents
- How to End the Nanny Relationship Positively
We also have Information for Nannies:
We have information For Nannies including other places to look for a job and post your availability as well as resources about the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, information about negotiating your next job, and other great resources.
Here are useful links to bookmark and have handy as you prepare your move. We've got advice about the logistics of moving with small kids, what to tip movers, the differences of small vs. large moves, how to get your security deposit back, bed bugs (ugh), and more!
Want PSP member advice?
Things to Think About When Moving (including what to tip movers!)
Looking for member recommended movers?
Other useful links:
New York State Department of Transportation’s Dos and Don’ts
US Department of Transportation’s Protect Your Move website
Read more moving advice from PSP HERE
Dear PSP Members,
There have been a few situations in the past weeks that warrant us posting information that you should be aware of regarding Daycares and Preschools.
CHECK THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEBSITE about violations on the daycares and preschools that you are considering (or to double check that your existing daycare is in compliance. The link for Brooklyn https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.
MAKE SURE THE DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL IS LICENSED because then you know that city screened the facility for fire safety, background checks, capacity restrictions and a host of other things. Look beyond organic goodies, bright paint and baby yoga because some of these places might seem okay, but may not have satisfied safety standards.
READ "PROTECTING THE GIFT" by Gavin de Becker. It lists the types of questions to ask potential nannies or facilities who'll be responsible for your kids (e.g., "how do you screen your employees?", do you do background checks?", "what are your procedures for trips?", etc.). It also outlines what to teach your children (e.g., ask a person with kids rather than someone who looks like a police officer). This book, along with the book "the Gift of Fear" (another great read) are focused on trusting your gut if you think something doesn't feel quite right about a situation. Ultimately, if you don't feel good about leaving your child in the care of a certain facility, you should find another one.
TALK TO OTHER PARENTS. It's good for getting another perspective, sharing perceptions and feedback, and is just a good idea to know the parents of the kids' your child is in daycare/preschool with on a regular basis.
SPEAK UP IF SOMETHING DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT. It takes a village and we need to watch out for everyone's kids. If you see something and do say something, you're part of the solution and could save a life. Speak to the director of the school or if it's more serious, call 3-11 and report the situation. To see neglect or inappropriate behavior and not report it for any reason could lead to dire consequences.
Let's keep 'em safe,
Park Slope Parents
You can also see Susan next to Mayor De Blasio and in the NY Times (photo below!), and read more about what Susan says about the ban on DNAinfo.
Any time is a good time to say THANKS to your nanny for all the hard work they do to keep our families going strong. This is a time of year, though, when lots of nannies are transitioning out of their jobs and into new ones it's especially important.
Our nannies and caregivers do so much to help our lives. They wipe tears, feed, pick-up/drop-off, tidy, comfort, clean, play, laugh, protect, fix, and are important partners in the raising of children in our community. Honor your nanny and any other nanny you see on Friday.
What can you do to say THANKS?
---A heart-felt note telling your nanny what you appreciate about the work they do?
---Pick up your nanny's favorite snacks or treats
---Get your nanny a coupon for a mani/pedi (from a place that pays fairly, of course!)
---Treat your nanny to a house-cleaning.
---Pay for your nanny to take a CPR or other education class that will help them down the road
---Give your nanny an extra afternoon off to enjoy a summer day
---Say thank you in a sincere, grateful way.
---More Nanny Gift ideas here
Here's one more way we came up with:
---PHOTOS of your nanny!
Marc Goldberg Photography Mini Studio Session
JJ Byrne and Washington Park
$50 for a 20 minute studio session which includes:
---Pictures with the nanny and kid(s)
---Pictures with the kid(s) by themselves
---Pictures with the nanny alone
(Marc is also willing to have a group shot of nannies who are friends or kids who play together as well.) (NOTE: If you can't make this time Marc will honor this price for a different session)
What you get: Access to an online gallery of full-sized downloadable jpegs to print what you want for your nanny/ yourself.
Regardless of whether you do something eventful this Friday, small acts of kindness throughout the year to show you value the work they do are always appreciated!
- Quick Answers to Your Common Nanny Questions; 2015 Nanny Survey Data Coming SOON
- Join us! Parents at Play, A Grown-Up Benefit for JJ Byrne Playground, June 6
- End of the Year Gifts for Nanny, Teacher, and Daycare Providers
- Nanny Survey 2015: Please Help Us!
- Crossing Guard Appreciation Day!
- Stranger Danger: an important message from PSP Founder, Susan Fox
- 2015-6 Public School Calendar
- Hiring a Great Nanny and Building a Positive Working Relationship