Looking for current child care market rates in the Puget Sound region?

Choose a child care arrangement below to view our member generated pay survey results!

 To see all of our current pay survey results compiled into one infographic, click here.

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Nanny Caring for One Child

May 2018 Survey Results

October 2017 Survey Results

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Nanny Caring for Two Children

June 2018 Survey Results

October 2017 Survey Results

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Nanny Caring for Three Children

March 2018 Survey Results

March 2019 Survey Results

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Nanny Shares

January 2019 Survey Results

October 2017 Survey Results

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Nanny Caring for One Child – Part Time

July 2018 Survey Results

February 2018 Survey Results

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Sitter Caring for One Child

December 2017 Survey Results

January 2019 Survey Results

 

Over the past year, we have asked our members to complete pay rate surveys to provide the parents and care providers of our region a snapshot of the average pay for different child care scenarios (i.e. one child, two children, nanny shares, sitter, part-time, etc).

You can find the results of those surveys by clicking here.

We wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for caring for three children as it has been over a year since we last surveyed our community.

Today, we present the results of our March 2019 Caring for Three Children Pay Rate Survey. Has the average hourly rate increased or decreased? Continue reading to find out!

What are you paying or being paid to care for three children from the same family? Comment below!

Continue reading “Caring for Three Children Pay Rate Survey Results – 2019 Update”

 

three children pay rate

In our ongoing quest to provide current and accurate information about child care pay rates in our region, it’s time to update our Caring for Three Children Pay Rate Survey!

We last surveyed our members about sitter pay rates in March 2018. You can find the results of that survey here.

Today we present our March 2019 Caring for Three Children Pay Rate Survey!

Nannies – have you provided child care for three children from the same family in the past year? Parents – in the past year, have you employed a nanny to care for your three children? If so, please complete the survey below. Should only take about one to two minutes to complete.

Continue reading “Pay Rate Survey: Caring for Three Children”

 

I see it all of the time: parents expecting their first child asking about child care in Seattle. The one piece of advice all seasoned parents in this area will give is GET ON THE DAYCARE WAIT LISTS NOW!

set up a nanny share

Child care around Seattle is no joke. You literally have to get on wait lists before your baby is born to have any chance at getting a spot in daycare. (I have heard that sometimes the stars align and several lucky people get right in to their first choice when they need care. But I have also heard that some people are on wait lists for YEARS.) This recent Seattle Times article recommends getting on wait lists if you are even thinking about conceiving.

So, what can parents do? Some make the choice to tighten the budget and have one parent stay home. Others can afford to employ a nanny of their own. The lucky ones have family members nearby who are willing and able to help out. Many parents choose to go the nanny share route, either intentionally or by default once they realize how difficult it can be to find an opening in a care center (especially an infant opening!), or how expensive it can be to shoulder the entire cost of employing a nanny alone.

Other parents seek out a nanny share so their baby can get the socialization benefits of having a regular playmate around. Nanny shares take a little work to set up, but they can be an excellent alternative to daycare and can make employing a nanny more affordable. (To note, while nanny shares are an excellent childcare option, they are not actually legal childcare arrangements in the state of Washington. Learn more about that by clicking here.)

Continue reading “How To Successfully Set Up A Nanny Share”

 

With the snowfall and subsequent ice covering the roads earlier this week, I heard from dozens of desperate parents who were seeking last minute care as their nanny was unable to safely make it into work.

The forecast is calling for many more inches of snow (and below freezing temps) beginning tomorrow and lasting well into last week. I have a sinking feeling that schools will either be severely delayed or cancelled beginning next week.

snow day child care

I was discussing with the hubby and he had a novel idea….what if parents could find nannies or sitters that live within walking distance that might be able to offer last minute child care? Parents can get their child care need covered while care providers don’t have to risk driving on icy roads (or missing out on income if they don’t have guaranteed hours)!

Continue reading “Snow Day Child Care! Find A Nanny/Sitter In Your Neighborhood”

 

Over the past year, we have asked our members to complete pay surveys to provide the parents and care providers of our region a snapshot of the average pay for different child care scenarios (i.e. one child, two children, nanny shares, sitter, part-time, etc).

You can find the results of those surveys by clicking here.

We wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for “babysitting” in our region as it has been over a year since we last surveyed our community. Today, we present the results of our January 2019 Sitter Pay Rate Survey for One Child!

The average hourly pay rate has increased somewhat since our last poll in December 2017 – from $17.81/hour to over $20.00/hour. We believe this is due to the increasing cost of living in our area and that most of the care providers that completed this survey have many years of experience (and thus, charge a higher rate).

Please note that the vast majority of the respondents were care providers. Keep that in mind when reviewing these results.

Continue reading “Sitter Pay Rate Survey Results – 2019 Update”

 

babysitting pay

In our ongoing quest to provide current and accurate information about child care pay rates in our region, it’s time to update our Sitter Pay Rate Survey!

We last surveyed our members about sitter pay rates in December 2017. You can find the results of that survey here.

Today we present our January 2019 Sitter Pay Rate Survey. Due to some issues that we have ran into with Survey Monkey, we have deployed our own polling software here on our site.

Nannies/Sitters – have you provided sitter child care for one child in the past year? Parents – in the past year, have you employed a nanny or sitter to babysit one child? If so, please complete the survey below. Should only take about one minute.

Continue reading “Pay Rate Survey: Babysitting Pay for One Child”

Updated: January 2019

It’s raining again and the kids are bouncing off the walls, or bored! What to do?

With this list of OVER 200(!) indoor activities in the Puget Sound region, your kids will be able to run off some steam and you will never run out of ideas for things to do with them!

indoor kid activities

This map is great for parents and care providers who are new to our area. Please share!

Don’t forget that Nanny Parent Connection members get a discount at the Funtastic Playtorium! We just visited the Alderwood location last week and saved $5.00!

Blue icons are free activities and red icons are activities with a cost. 

If you are using a mobile device, use two fingers to move the map or zoom. Press and hold over a icon to see the indoor activity. Click any of the icons for more information and ENJOY!

Continue reading “The Complete Seattle Area Indoor Kid Activities Map”

 

Over the past year, we have asked our members to complete pay surveys to provide the parents and care providers of our region a snapshot of the average pay for different child care scenarios (i.e. one child, two children, nanny shares, sitter, part-time, etc).

You can find the results of those surveys by clicking here.

We wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for nanny shares as I have been receiving many inquiries about what is the market rate. Today, we present the results of our January 2019 Nanny Share Pay Survey!

Please note that the vast majority of the respondents were care providers. Keep that in mind when reviewing these results.

Continue reading “Nanny Pay Survey Results – Nanny Shares | January 2019 Update”

 

I hope everyone has caught their breath after the holidays and is enjoying the beginning of 2019!

2019 law changes

There are three law changes going into effect this year that you need to know about if you employ a nanny. Nannies should stay on top of the latest changes to the law as well! The new laws can affect your income in several ways. If your employer isn’t aware of these changes for 2019, now is a good time to casually share this blog post with them 😉

Continue reading “Don’t Miss These 2019 Law Changes”