Jimmy's Blog

What You Should Think About A Nanny's Wage Rate

When it comes to hiring a nanny, pay is unquestionably one of the most important things that will decide who you will get and how quickly you can hire. Pay varies significantly depending on where you live (Calgary, Alberta) and how often you need the nanny, therefore it is always important to check others who have or hired nannies in the past. However, there are some general factors that you must consider, before choosing a pay rate, here are some of them.

The first thing you must consider is the area you live in, densely populated urban areas like Calgary in Alberta, will cost more compared to outside the city area. There are several reasons to explain the higher pay rate, one of them is that there tends to be a higher demand for nannies in the cities compared to rural areas, higher demand drives up the pay rate. There is also the cost of living as well, nannies, especially those who work full time need a proper wage if they are to be able to live in the city like Calgary. However, while nannies are more costly in the cities, it is also easier to find a nanny in Calgary within the city limits as opposed to outside the city. The second thing you must consider when thinking about hiring a nanny is when and how often will you need one. If you need someone to look after the children for a short period of time in the evening, then you are better off with a babysitter. On the other hand, if both parents are working full time and you need someone to look after the children, then a full time nanny is the sort of person you need. Before deciding on pay, consider your schedule and how often you will need the nanny.

When considering a nanny, experience is very important, as it is a healthy indication that a nanny knows what she is doing and you will feel confident that she can handle any situation that comes her way. However, experience also comes at a cost, the higher the level of experience, the higher the wage level should be. If you want an experienced nanny but reluctant to pay the appropriate wage, then you will not have your ideal candidate knocking on your door. You must consider transportation too, if you expect your nanny to take your child to different places around town, your pay will have to account for the cost of gas as well as the additional qualification of owning a car.