I'll be returning to work in September and have just started a search for a full-time nanny to care for my 8 month old daughter. One of the nannies I'm really excited about is charging $30/hr for childcare and some very light housekeeping. She is wonderful, but this seems a bit steep. Since this is my first child and I'm unfamiliar with the market in this area, I was curious to hear other people's experiences with compensating nannies.
Does this sound like fair and equitable compensation for the person who will be entrusted with my most precious asset or is it highway robbery?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.