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Industry Standard: Nanny Benefits

We believe that nannies are invaluable members of the household. They provide not only care but also stability, nurturing, and education for the children they look after. As part of our commitment to ensuring our nannies are treated with the respect and fairness they deserve, we advocate for a set of industry-standard benefits. These benefits ensure that nannies feel secure, valued, and motivated in their roles. 

Here’s a comprehensive look at these essential benefits:

Mileage Reimbursement

Nannies often use their personal vehicles for work-related tasks, whether it’s driving children to school, activities, or running errands for the household. To fairly compensate for this, the IRS recommends a mileage reimbursement rate of $0.67 per mile. This reimbursement covers the cost of gas, wear and tear on the vehicle, and other associated expenses. Ensuring nannies are reimbursed for their mileage is not just fair, but it also acknowledges the personal investment they make in fulfilling their job responsibilities.


Major Holidays Off

Work-life balance is crucial, and major holidays are an essential time for everyone to rest and spend quality time with their loved ones. Most families offer their nannies major holidays off with pay, recognizing the importance of these breaks. Alternatively, if a nanny is required to work on a holiday, they should receive twice their regular hourly pay. This practice not only shows appreciation but also respects the nanny’s personal time and effort.


Guaranteed Hours

One of the most significant concerns for nannies is job security and a predictable income. Guaranteed hours mean that a nanny is assured a set number of hours or a consistent schedule each week, regardless of fluctuations in the family's needs. This guarantee provides financial stability and allows nannies to plan their lives with more certainty. It also fosters a sense of reliability and trust between the family and the nanny.


Paid Vacation

Taking time off to recharge is vital for everyone, and nannies are no exception. The industry standard for full-time nannies includes two weeks of paid vacation per year. This benefit is important for preventing burnout and ensuring that nannies can take necessary breaks without financial stress. Paid vacation allows nannies to rest, travel, and spend time with their families, returning to work refreshed and ready to provide the best care.


Sick Days

Health is unpredictable, and providing sick days is a fundamental aspect of any employment package. For full-time nannies, the industry-standard includes approximately six paid sick days per year. This policy ensures that nannies do not feel compelled to work when they are unwell, which is crucial for their health and the well-being of the children they care for. It also shows that the family values the nanny’s health and understands the importance of recovery time.

At The Nanny Collection, we strive to uphold these industry standards to ensure that our nannies feel respected, valued, and supported in their roles. These benefits are not just perks but essential components of a fair and sustainable working relationship. By complying to these standards, we ensure that our nannies are happy, healthy, and motivated, which in turn leads to better care for the families and children they serve.


Providing these benefits is a testament to our commitment to fostering a professional and supportive environment where nannies can thrive. If you are looking for dedicated, professional care for your children, or if you are a nanny seeking a fair and supportive employer, The Nanny Collection is here to meet your needs.


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