We are planning to hire a nanny in Boston (we are located near Fenway Park if that matters) starting in January 2017. Our daughter will be 5 months old at that time. We will need someone 30-40 hours/week from January to July, then 40-50 hours/week indefinitely after that.
1. What is a fare rate in your opinion (doing it the legit way, not under-the-table) for the following situations. Obviously this is somewhat subjective:
- Twenty-two year old recent college graduate, studied education, moving to Boston. Has only worked part-time in daycare and babysitting. Never officially nannied before. She seems great based on first-impression, and has good references.
- Twenty-six year old with significant experience. Has excellent references. Seems very capable. Will be bringing her own six-month old child to work. I wonder how bringing her child would affect the rate?
- Forty-year old with even more experience. Good references. Will NOT be bringing any children to work.
3. Surprisingly, I have found that many of the people we interviewed are opposed to vaccinations and are even proud of this. This seems inappropriate when dealing with newborns. I know there are opinions about this that differ from mine, and respect that, but I will not have an unvaccinated nanny. Am I legally allowed to require vaccination?
4. What kind of benefits would the BH community recommend offering to a nanny? How much vacation time? Sick time? Holidays?
I just want to find a nanny that takes work seriously and that is happy to be working with us. I am not trying to penny-pinch, but also do not want to get taken advantage of by paying more than would be considered appropriate. Thanks in advance for any opinions.