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2008 Nanny Survey: Starting School
Please Note! BPN is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has moved to a new website: BerkeleyParentsNetwork.org
"Both my kids are in school. My nanny works for me in the afternoons andinto the early evening when I am travelling for work. She picks the children up at school, drives them to various activities, prepares dinner, etc."
"College nannies are great for split times/days (say a morning nanny and an afternoon nanny, or one who does both but isn't paid during the time in the middle while the kids are gone)"
"Come this Sept, our son will be starting school and our babysitter will have to look for a new job. The preschool offers full time care."
"didn't double up, just needed less care over time, and then eventually switched to only having the nany part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer (she went to grad school, so tht worked for her as well). Her hourly rate went up dra
"Had another baby right when older one started school, so her shchedule adjusted a bit but we tried to have her here the same number of hours."
"haven't had to deal with this yet, but our current nanny still works for another family and picks up kid at preschool with our kid- they go to the park and play and we pick up our kid from the park"
"I joined because the main employer's older child went to pre-school. The nanny has to pick-up pre-school child right at nap time, so this has been a bit of a challenge. My child naps late & then wants to stay up late."
"I pay her the one child rate for my daughter while my son is at school, then I pay the two child rate when he comes home"
"I will have to find a new nanny for this situation, if I go back to work. The other family that I share with (on a different days) lives too far away to make an arrangement like this work, and the nanny has no interest in making her day stretch out that
"I work mornings, so the school-age kids aren't part of the equation. On rare occasions that I have a late meeting, I pay her extra for being in charge of more children."
"in the event we need our nanny when our youngest starts school, we hope to get into a share, wherein we can retain the use of our nanny as needed."
"It is much harded to find another nanny for after school only . We ended up paying her for more hours than she worked each week (2 hours extra each week0 to keep a minimum for her so that she stayed wtih us. We ""balance"" these extra hours approximately
"It was extremely difficult to find a nanny to help fill in hours when both working spouses have to work but our children do not have school. In addition, there are several (like 20+/year) days when there is no school but it is not a holiday recognized by
"My daughter started pre-school at a little over 1 year old, and the nanny has been picking her up from pre-scholl ever since. I pay the same for after school as for during the whole day."
"Nanny paid the same whether watching one or both of my sons, so even next fall when older will be in preschool, she will continue at the same rate."
"nanny picked up our daughter and we paid her more per hour than when she was full time, but less overall."
"Not yet there, my child is enrolled in a preschool with a full day option (though we do have her picked up early a couple days a week by a sitter)."
"once our children went to day care at age two, we stopped the nanny. when they start kindergarden, we may get the nanny to help out some afternoons"
"Our child will be starting preschool in the Fall. While I would prefer to have her in a 1/2 day program, and then spend the second 1/2 of the day with the nanny (as both mom and dad work), we felt this was too hard to coordinate and would cost too much $
"Our nanny has always been an after-school nanny. Before our child went to school, we still used only a part-time nanny, and did the rest of the care ourselves."
"Our nanny is in school herself, so afterschool hours work for her. There have been semesters when she's not available all the times we need her. We work around her college schedule b/c we adore her and we want to support her getting her education. I'm
"our nanny only wanted to work 27 hours a week, and we made this work with my daughters preschool schedule so that she had about an hours at home without my daughter and then was with her all afternoon."
"Our nanny started doing more of the errands that we, the parents do. Ex. walk the dogs, dog sit by visiting our dog in our home while we are away, dropping off laundry, running to the store when we are out of an item (like paper towels), buying the dog
"Our nanny would never have stayed to do only 4 or 5 hours after school (even if we had a share) so we ended up having to pay her full salary for several months after our son started preschool to ""bridge"" to our second child. This was very expensive fo
"Our nanny's hours have dropped slightly, from about 50 to about 40 per week. We end up paying her for numerous hours each week (around 10-15) when she doesn't have kids. But, she has moved to straigtening/cleaning house up more, doing more laundry and
"Still need to work this out, will probably need to find a new part time nanny"
"This has been difficult. We have been through several nannies because two left us for full-time jobs, one moved away with her parents, and the fourth was unreliable. In the end, we decided to get an au pair and our first au pair will arrive this summer
"Transition to school very difficult. We tried to manage without nanny for 9 months -- it was horrible. Fortunately, she has been able to find other work -- somestimes mornings to complement after school care, sometimes caring for other kids (babies, oft
"We are dealing with this right now--trying to find a share with someone on our ""off"" hours when the kids are in school. we are trying to be flexible with the share hours."
"We are having our nanny do more driving than we would like...mostly drop off and pick up from school. It was re-negotiated and she agrees to do it, but prefers to use her car. We still have one at home (two in school), so we still have her all day on the
"We changed to a live-in nanny so she could do 2 hours in AM, 3 hours in PM, plus a few chores (kids laundry, etc.) during the day. But good live-ins are very hard to find- many just want the light hours and free rent. We have fired several for poor care
"we couldn't find a way to make it work that made sense, so we just decided to put our son into a full-time preschool and had to say good bye to our wonderful nanny."
"We found a nanny who was willing to work part-time, and at the hours we needed: late afternoon, early evening."
"We had a full-time nanny before our daughter started school. She didn't want to split time between families (do a nanny share). We were lucky to find a different nanny who was willing to work part-time. We pay our current nanny a higher hourly rate, but
"WE had a second child, so now she cares for the younger child all day, and cares for both children in the afternoon."
"We have kept our nanny in the day and have her do housework. We need someone home in case someone is ill or there is a short day at school. It's hard b/c it's expensive, I don't always feel she cleans much, I fear she's out doing her own errands, but it'
"We knew that we wanted to have another baby and want to keep her, so we paid her to stay with us, and doing shopping for us or drop off and picking up dry cleaning, take the dog for walks, etc... until we had our second baby, and we paid her full time, b
"We paid her the same rate, but reduced her hours. We will be going to have an au-pair join our family (live in). It is more cost effective since our kids are older and in preschool or elementary school 3-5 days/week."
"We paid our nanny more money and we gave her more ""hours"", but we told her she didn't need to show up for all of the hours, since we didn't really need her for all of the hours. In truth, we would have loved it if she were able to do something like coo
"We pay her the same hourly rate for occasional or after-school care as when she worked for us full time. Our situation was exceptional because she started a nursing school program at the same time, so she needed to scale back her hours anyway."
"We sadly had to find a new situation for our previous nanny when our older daughter started school. We really miss her, and it was only because she needed a more full time job."
"We still have one au pair dedicated to our family. She works a split shift getting kids to school in the morning and picking them up after school, doing all the driving, playdates, etc., and into the evening when we have engagements at night."
"We still have one child at home, so our nanny gets $14/hr for this child, but when she picks up our other child from school, she receives $16/hr."
"We won't be using a nanny once he starts school, because she wants a single full-time job rather than several part-time jobs. If it were our choice, we would keep her on part-time and help to find another family for the mornings."
"When my boy went to school, she took 6 months off without payment to visit her family aboard, and we got a friend of her to cover her at that time, then my second child born and she came back right away to take care of my girl!"
"When my current 2 year old (turning 3 in November) starts preschool this Fall, we plan to pay our nanny for the time the toddler is in school."
"When she has her second child this summer, and my boys go to preschool more frequently in the fall, we will look for another family to do a share with us to ease the costs. If we cannot find a good share situation, I may have to let her go because the c
"With our previous nanny, we doubled up for about a month after our nanny-share family had a second child, then the two older children started preschool and the people with the second child kept the nanny and found another nanny-share family. The nanny n
2:30 to 7:30 PM She works in an office in the AM
Added another family to our share. Staggered ages of children she cares for.
Asking Nanny to do some more housekeeping when not with kids - pay at the one child rate instead of two when she is doing housekeeping
Don't know yet--can't wait to hear!
doubled with another family and use her less
enrolled kids in a Montessori pre-school
Found a third family to take all the hours we reduced from starting preschool.
Found another child to join the share with my younger child.
Harder to find nanny for AM only job. The hardest was when we needed live-in care during infancy (with the nanny apt. as part of the compensation.)
I am right there and not sure how to make it work. I would love to hear how it has. I am about to change to a nanny who is willing to work with us full time till Sept and then will split with another family to share.
I had more babies!
I have a school aged child and a toddler. I pay her as if she's watching both full time even though my daughter is in school full time. My nanny has taken on more housework since my daughter is in school 6.5 hours a day and my son naps from 2-3 hours a da
I have my nanny pick up my child from preschool at 3:30 and bring her home and stay with her until 6:00 pm.
I shifted her job description to maintain her hours. More household chores. More errands. More cooking. More evening babysitting so the adults can go out more.
I've not figured this situation out. It's a nightmare. I am thinking that cutting back on my own afternoon work hours is the only feasible arrangement re: caring for my 5 and 10 year old from 3-6
It hasn't been hard to find a nanny for afterschool pickup and early evening dinner making/care. This is a good schedule for nannys who are students
kids are at home 100%
Major problem in that nanny didn't have CA drivers license. We had to find a carpool to bring our older child home from school.
My nanny is a student so she only wants to work part time
nanny was helping to pick up our child after he started preschool and still being paid the same hourly rate. So essentially her time when down so her pay went down
no nanny - went to daycare instead.
No nanny at preschool age
once my kid was in preschool we didn't have a nanny.
Our eldest is in preschool but we still need full time care for the babies. We pay the same rate for the entire day.
our kids are under 2 and same age
our nanny cares for two of our kids - one is 2 1/2 yrs old and goes to school 3 hours/day; the other is an infant.
our nanny has a part-time job
Our nanny has shifted from a full time provider to an after school provider. We supplement this time (which is really only 2 hours per day) by having her clean/do laundry for 2 hours per day. This way we keep her gainfully employed - half time - and don
Our nanny is like part of our family
Our nanny watches our pre-school child full-time and our school-age child after school. When both are school age we'll help her find a family to work for in the mornings.
she is on-call for our kids when they are at school. she makes them lunch and drops them off. she can do doctor and dentist appointments as well.
Stopped using a nanny for our older child when he entered preschool. We'll do the same with the younger one.
The three families in the share at the time looked for a new family with babies that could become the primary family. This has worked out well.
Their kids are older than ours -- they need her after school and we need her during the day.
this nanny doesn't drive so i have to pick him up
We are approaching this time - both kids have been in school but only part time - we are hoping to pay her slightly more per hour to compensate for her flexibility and erratic schedule - and also to coordinate with her school or other work
We are expecting our second child this summer and our older child is starting preschool. We will keep our nanny for the same number of hours. But I can't really comment beyond that.
We are in the process of this now. All of the children will be going to school in the fall and we will be finding a new position for our nanny. It is really hard because this is someone we have come to love and trust and who has developed a deep relations
we are letting our nanny go as our kids go to preschool.
We are letting our nanny go this summer as our youngest children go to pre-school. Our nanny needs FT employment and it's more fair to her to lt her find another FT family than coordinate PT.
We both had babies around the same time so we simply transitioned the older kids to school and she now cares for the younger ones.
we doubled up
We ended our regular arrangement with the nanny as soon as our child started pre-school (although there was a two-week or so transition time). We now only use the nanny for occasional babysitting.
We found a couple of jobs for our nanny with hours that fit our schedule. It was more difficult to find. We do pay our nanny more since she works less.
We grew out of our baby nanny and had to get someone else which was a terrible transition because we didnt realize she was not good with toddlers and needed to stick with just babies. New nanny is perfect for school age kids but we have to be flexible wit
We had to find a different Nanny. Good english became more important (for communicating with the teachers) and driving became important for the after school playdates and activities
We have a younger child as well and found a new share for the morning hours--nanny's pay was unaffected.
We have only employed this nanny since our daughter started school.
WE have to figure this out next year.
We pay our nanny more because she is part time. She also works another job as a preschool teacher in the AM. It works out well except for the conflict when the kids are home sick. We have to stay home.
We plan to let our nanny go after my son starts preschool in the Fall. The preschool provided before and after school care.
We plan to move on to preschool when our child is 2.5 years old with no regular caregiving by the nanny except occasional babysitting.
We planned months in advance to transition to a PT schedule offering a lot of flexibility/overlap to our nanny while she found work for the other hours. It was hard to find something that fit with the timing (with us from 1:30 - 6:30 every weekday) but we
we still have baby so she is full time
We still pay our Nanny the full hourly rate to care for both children even when our oldest in at school for three hours four days per week.
We swicthed her days so that she maintains the same amount of hours per week.
We tried doing pick ups mid day the first year my son went to school. but it seemed onerous - it disrupted and constrained the day for the nanny and the other children. So we wouldn't do school pick up again if we are sharing the nanny with other families
We tripled up with a third family.
We will double up with another family when by three year old goes to preschool and my one year old is home.
we will find some sort of average pay for caring for baby full time and toddler part time.
we will not use our nanny when our daughter goes to preschool
we'll stop having a nanny when our younger one is full time in preschool (at a little over 2.5 yrs). preschool is full days. we'll rely more on after school programs in kindergarden which will be half days for us.
We're going through this right now. We have yet to figure it out and can't wait for the results of this survey for help!
we're not even going to try this business
We're starting to deal with this as 2 of the 3 kids are going to preschool this fall. :(
wehave doubled in the past when the kids were smaller. worked well.
when our child go to school we won't have a nanny anymore
Will happen in a few months. We plan to let our nanny go.
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