Being a nanny (or any other caregiver position) is a job, and depending on your commitment to the craft, it’s a profession. It’s a demanding, exhausting, mentally and physically taxing job with an immense moral reward – shouldn’t the financial reward be the same? Nothing should deter from answering a unanimous, “YES” to this query.
There is no reason that your childcare position should be treated differently than others’ simply because you are in someone’s home as opposed to the office. The same offerings are expected of your employer: An agreement or contract, health benefits, and a realistic hourly wage commensurate with your experience. Additionally, most businesses have in place quarterly and annual reviews with the opportunity to discuss a raise, your nanny position should be no different.
If you are a nanny reading this, please know that if you have been with a family over a year, you deserve a review and very possibly a raise. Below are some important points to consider when asking for a raise.
Daniel Butcher, also known as Danny the Manny, decided to start a male nanny staffing agency, along with a crew of like-minded and highly experienced guys. Angeles Mannies places mannies, nannies, personal assistants, housekeepers and more. Daniel lives in LA with his partner, and one eyed rescue pup from Ecuador.