Hello. I'm relatively new to the nanny position (but with a lot of babysitting/sibling childcare experience), and have recently been asked to act as a live-in nanny for a prominent family in the area.
The past few weeks during which I've been babysitting for the family have consisted of 20-hour workweeks, as the 3 children are still in school/local day camp. My pay has been competitive at $15/hour, and I understand that the perks and the living costs they mean to absorb at my move-in would mean that this rate might not be practical, long-term; but, their proposed weekly stipend is only $70 (This was negotiated up from $50).
Granted, there are no major required housekeeping duties (laundry, upkeep, gardening, etc. are all taken care of by other domestic employees), and there are many non-financial and networking advantages, but I still don't feel very settled about the situation. If anyone has advice about how to re-broach the topic of pay rates, or what might be more (/is this) acceptable, please reply.
I am a 21 year old female college sophomore (attended part-time while working for 3 years, now full-time), with two younger siblings at a 9 and 11 year age gap for which I'd provided in depth care for for at least 6 years.