Berkeley Parents Network

Nanny Survey Results

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1. How did you find your current nanny?
Bananas
UCB Parents
advertising
agency
friend
other
total
21
10.40%
32
15.84%
27
13.37%
17
8.42%
69
34.16%
36
17.82%
202
100%

2. How long has your nanny cared for your child?
less than 6 mos
6-12 months
1 year
2 years
3 years
more than 3 years
total
74
36.63%
38
18.81%
37
18.32%
30
14.85%
5
2.48%
18
8.91%
202
100%

3. How many years experience does your nanny have as a paid childcare provider?
less than 1 yr
1-2 yrs
3-5 yrs
6-8 yrs
I don't know
more than 8 years
total
24
11.88%
30
14.85%
54
26.73%
32
15.84%
7
3.47%
55
27.23%
202
100%

4. How many hours per week is your child cared for by this nanny?
fewer than 10
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-50
more than 50
total
18
8.91%
41
20.30%
51
25.25%
38
18.81%
44
21.78%
10
4.95%
202
100%

5. Do you share your caregiver with one or more other families?
no
yes
total
101
50.00%
101
50.00%
202
100%

6. Does your nanny bring her own child with her?
no
sometimes
yes
total
173
85.64%
21
10.40%
8
3.96%
202
100%

7. What is the maximum number of children your nanny cares for at any given time, including her own child (if present)?
1
2
3
more than 3
total
49
24.26%
99
49.01%
45
22.28%
9
4.46%
202
100%

8. Where does the childcare usually take place?
it varies
nanny's house
other child's house
your house
total
33
16.34%
6
2.97%
20
9.90%
143
70.79%
202
100%

9. Pay rate for two children
less than $5 per hour
$7-$8 per hour
$9-$10 per hour
$11-$12 per hour
$13-$15 per hour
$16-$18 per hour
$19-$20 per hour
more than $20 per hour
total
1
0.99%
7
6.93%
6
5.94%
13
12.87%
54
53.47%
17
16.83%
2
1.98%
1
0.99%
101
100%

9. Pay rate for three children
$7-$8 per hour
$11-$12 per hour
$13-$15 per hour
$16-$18 per hour
$19-$20 per hour
total
1
9.09%
1
9.09%
4
36.36%
3
27.27%
2
18.18%
11
100%

9. Pay rate for more than three children
$5-$6 per hour
more than $20 per hour
total
1
33.33%
2
66.67%
3
100%

9. Pay rate for one child
less than $5 per hour
$5-$6 per hour
$7-$8 per hour
$9-$10 per hour
$11-$12 per hour
$13-$15 per hour
not applicapble
total
4
4.60%
3
3.45%
12
13.79%
28
32.18%
17
19.54%
19
21.84%
4
4.60%
87
100%

10. How many holidays per year is your nanny paid for?
all of my work holidays
none
some of my work holidays
total
105
51.98%
39
19.31%
58
28.71%
202
100%

11. How many personal vacation days per year is your nanny paid for?
1-4
5
6-9
10
none
more than 10
total
21
10.40%
24
11.88%
24
11.88%
52
25.74%
64
31.68%
17
8.42%
202
100%

12. How many days per year is your nanny paid when she or a family member is sick?
1-5
6-10
as many as needed
none
total
78
38.61%
13
6.44%
44
21.78%
67
33.17%
202
100%

13. Do you pay your nanny when you are away or don't need care on your regular nanny day?
always
no
sometimes
total
159
78.71%
12
5.94%
31
15.35%
202
100%

14. Does your nanny usually provide other services besides childcare? check all that apply.
does housework
does light housekeeping (child's laundry..etc)
has a car and will drive my child/ren
makes dinner for the family
total
35
26.92%
99
76.15%
66
50.77%
13
10.00%
130
100%

15. Does your nanny speak your native language
as a first language
fluently
poorly or not at all
well enough
total
57
28.22%
53
26.24%
18
8.91%
74
36.63%
202
100%

16. Do you speak the nanny's native language
as a first language
fluently
poorly or not at all
well enough
total
61
30.35%
9
4.48%
115
57.21%
16
7.96%
201
100%

17. What language does your nanny speak to your child?
nannys native language
your native language
total
51
25.25%
151
74.75%
202
100%

18. Do you withhold tax, social security, other withholdings?
no
yes
total
161
79.70%
41
20.30%
202
100%

19. Do you pay for your nanny's medical insurance?
no
yes
total
189
93.56%
13
6.44%
202
100%

20. Do you pay your nanny an additional allowance for meals or transportation?
no
yes
total
171
84.65%
31
15.35%
202
100%

21. Does your nanny require payment in cash?
no
yes
total
126
62.38%
76
37.62%
202
100%

22. Do you take the childcare deduction on your income tax or use pre-tax withholding for childcare?
no
yes
total
156
77.23%
46
22.77%
202
100%

23. Do you and your nanny have a written contract?
no
yes
total
139
68.81%
63
31.19%
202
100%

24. How does your nanny get to work?
I pick her up
drives her own car
other
takes public transportation
walks
total
4
1.98%
127
62.87%
13
6.44%
52
25.74%
6
2.97%
202
100%

25. Did you require your nanny to have (check all that apply) ...
CPR training
California Drivers License
educational background in child development
language proficiency at a specific level
legal work status
references from previous clients
total
108
59.02%
93
50.82%
21
11.48%
112
61.20%
64
34.97%
162
88.52%
183
100%

26. Where do you live?
Albany/El Cerrito
Berkeley/Kensington
Oakland
Other East Bay
Richmond
San Francisco
other
total
16
7.92%
81
40.10%
77
38.12%
12
5.94%
4
1.98%
8
3.96%
4
1.98%
202
100%


by R. Davis

based on work from Lincoln D. Stein

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