[Parentsgroup-list] How do nannies work?

Sascha Russel russel at amber.mgh.harvard.edu
Fri Jul 11 12:17:52 EDT 2008


> Hi,
> We share a nanny two days a week with a family in Brookline ( we live in
> misison hill near Longwood).  I found the other mom thru a playgroup in JP
> when I was on maternity leave for the first 3 months... But I also posted
> about wanting to share on many different lists.  I have heard that there =
are a
> lot of baby groups in cambridge too. The other mom=B9s friend used to hir=
e our
> nanny.  She charges 17$/ hr for both babies- who are now both almost 1 ye=
ar
> old.  I think we are VERY fair, so if we don=B9t need the nanny on a part=
icular
> day, we still pay her- so she is guaranteed the same pay every week even =
if we
> go away, and if she is sick (which has only happened one day in 9 months)=
.  We
> gave her some paid vacation also. We usually bring our son to the other
> families place, and we bought a used double stroller together so the nann=
y can
> bring the boys out.  At 8.50$ an hour, it was the best option we could fi=
nd
> and I=B9m very happy with it.
> Sascha
> =

> =

> =

> Hello everyone.  Thank you for this question Marna. I am interested in he=
aring
> about the nuts and bolts of nannies as well.  I have an 11 and 13 year ol=
d,
> who are technically old enough to stay on their own, but we are relocatin=
g to
> Cambridge, so that my husband and I can both attend graduate school next =
year,
> and we are considering hiring a very part time nanny/sitter so our kids d=
on't
> end up spending so much time alone in a new city.  We have never had
> experience with a nanny or sitter outside of family so don't really know =
where
> to begin.
>  =

> DeAnna
>  =

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>> ----- Original Message -----
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>> From:  Marna  Costanzo <mailto:mcostanz at fas.harvard.edu>
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>> To: Irene Newton <mailto:irene.newton at gmail.com>
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>> Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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>> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:48  PM
>>  =

>> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] How do  nannies work?
>>  =

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>> Hi all,
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>> We are looking at getting a nanny for our two  children (5 weeks and 2.5
>> years old) starting in the fall or spring.  Unfortunately I have no idea=
 how
>> having a nanny works.  If you have had  or currently have a nanny, I wou=
ld
>> greatly appreciate information on rates (to  see if we can afford it) and
>> general information about having a nanny,  including how to find a good =
one.
>> I don't quite know where to start at  the moment...
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>> Marna
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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