• Do low nanny wages mean low quality care?

    I’m asked this question surprisingly often. Parents want to know if they can hire a great nanny for a low wage. It isn’t a simple yes or no question. I always need more details about their definition of “low wage” because that term means different things to different people. Kinda…

  • Can I Afford a Nanny?

    Can I afford it?In some large metropolitan areas if you have two or more children, nanny care costs the same or less than a quality daycare. But in most cases, nanny care is the most expensive childcare choice. Sometimes by quite a bit. So while most parents want a nanny,…

  • In-Home Positions Defined

    There are no across the board, standard definitions for household positions. (Except for Au Pair which is legally defined and regulated.) These are working definitions based on my experience in the field. Of course know that every individual position will customize the position to meet the needs of the family….

  • Recommended Nanny Tax Experts

    Partnering with the right nanny tax company can save you a huge amount of time and hassle when it comes to paying your nanny legally. But there are lots of tax companies out there and they’re not all created equal. I highly recommend 2 companies: Homework Solutions and HomePay provided by Breedlove. I’ve…

  • Completing and Filing Tax Forms

    Paperwork is a critical part of being a nanny employer. There are both federal and state forms to be filed, when hiring your first nanny and regularly after that, and of course taxes to be paid. Because federal regulations are often changing and each state has their own requirements, I…