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  • Kimberley R.
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    I recently received a question from a nanny related to traveling with her NF. She’s not ever traveled with them (or any other family), and wasn’t sure what she should ask for, prepare for, and expect. I gave her a few tips, but I’d love to hear from some of you!

    What do you expect when you travel with a Nanny Family?

    What do you ask for?

    How do you best prepare for your trip?

    Parents: feel free to chime in and let us know how it works when you travel with your nanny!

    Devin L.
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    Following! My NF just asked me if I would be interested in traveling with them. I would. But how does this work? I know nannies are suppose to be paid hourly but how does that work when I am with them around the clock?

    The family has never had a nanny travel with them either so they are just as clueless as I. Thanks in advance for any guidance!

    Leigh A
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    Hey there,

    Typically when a nanny travels with the family all traveling expenses are covered including plane tickets, meals, food and a separate room and bathroom. I usually expect the family to pay per hour until the children are asleep and ask for a flat nightly rate. Unless the children are younger and need attention during the night. In that case I ask to be paid per hour. Always check the state laws as some states require that the nanny be paid per hour including overnights. It’s always a good idea to have a written agreement with dates of travel, pay rate, and duties expected even if you are the regular nanny. Communication and flexibility is key.

    Devin L.
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    Thanks Leigh! This was helpful.

    Ok. If there are not hourly requirements for overnight pay, what do you think is a fair over night rate?

    Like a flat fee or a percentage discount off of regular hourly rate or something?

    Leigh A
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    Devin, it depends. Nannies and Mannies charge anywhere between $50-$250 per night. It depends on a few things. Will you be fully in charge of the children during the night, are you sleeping in the same room, how old are the children? Infants although adorable take more work as you’re waking up every few hours with them. It also depends on your experience and how much you normally charge. I have 13 plus years of experience and charge $20-$25 per hour and $150 per night. Is this helpful?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  Leigh A.
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