In home nanny cost: Chicago Nanny Agency | Nanny Harmony — Nanny Harmony Chicago

Опубликовано: August 7, 2023 в 10:55 am


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Chicago Nanny Agency | Nanny Harmony — Nanny Harmony Chicago

Let me guess… you’re a new parent and you’ve heard terms floating like as babysitter, nanny, au pair, nanny, daycare and you are confused.

You want the best care possible for your child and you have

no idea where to begin.

We don’t blame you! The childcare world is complex and it can be tremendously difficult to find short and sweet answers.

Let’s begin with a few simple definitions:


A babysitter is simply “someone who cares for a child or children while the parents are away.” They are primarily responsible for providing a safe, secure environment for little ones and are not typically responsible for household duties or added responsibilities. They vary greatly in their education level, amount of background experience, etc. Most importantly, babysitters typically step in on a part-time, or temporary basis.


Nannies are professional, experienced caregivers who aside from providing a safe, secure environment, are also generally in charge of light household tasks, organization, and/or maintaining a weekly schedule. Nannies are compensated on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and are typically hired under the assumption that the position is long term, whether the agreement is several weeks, months or 1+ year. Professional nannies are likely certified in CPR & First Aid. They may have a college degree, whether it is in childhood development, early childhood education, or another related field. They enjoy incorporating crafts, educational activities, light meal prep, occasional organizing and are great at determining what activities are age-appropriate to encourage developmental growth. Nannies work part-time or full-time, and their hours and duties are set and best agreed upon in an employment contract. Many nannies are active members of the nanny community, i.e. attending local events, nanny trainings, networking events, etc. They often attend conferences and read articles to remain fresh in the field. Most have chosen nannying as their long term career and therefore are keen on receiving a set weekly pay with guaranteed hours, paid time off, and are often interested in legal pay (with taxes withheld).

Au Pair

An au pair is a young adult that travels from a foreign country for a defined period of time to take care of children in exchange for room and board. The au pair is there to support the family with childcare and light household duties. In addition to their own room, they are provided with a stipend, which is agreed upon between the family and au pair and depends on the amount of hours in which they are working.

If you’re seeking an experienced candidate that can be flexible with your schedule and grow with your family, you are likely thinking of going the nanny route.

The answer here is dependent on several important variables. We should take into consideration:

  • Your geographic location

  • Nanny’s level of education

  • Years that nanny spent in childcare industry

  • Number of children being cared for in the family

  • Any additional duties required on a regular basis (aside from childcare and light housework)

A general rule of thumb: Find out what your friends and neighbors are paying for babysitters, consider the factors above and tack on a few dollars to that rate for an experienced nanny.


the suburbs of Chicago, the average hourly rate for a career nanny may be between $25-30/hour, and up*.


Chicago (city limits), the average hourly rate is around $25-35/hour, and up*.

*Prices updated as of November 2022.

To get a realistic look at what a nanny costs per week, be sure to calculate the hourly rate by the hours needed on a typical week. For a nanny at $25/hour working 40 hours/week, you are to budget $1,000/week. It is also important to remember that career nannies are looking for set weekly pay, which remains consistent on a weekly basis — budget accordingly.

If you still find yourself interested in hiring a full-time nanny but are weary about the cost, please visit our post about Nanny Shares (COMING SOON!)

How much does a live-in nanny cost in NYC?

A live-in salary for a nanny takes different things into account than for a live-out nanny.  

New York is a busy market for nannies. There are full-time, long-term nannies, short-term regular nannies, babysitters, nanny/housekeepers, and more. But there’s one position that may be trickier to hire than others: the live-in nanny.

What goes into an NYC live-in nanny’s salary?

Live-in nannies in NYC typically work full-time and earn a regular salary. Their responsibilities are that of a full-time nanny, and while they do live in the family’s home, they still have a schedule and get paid for hours worked. The upside to having a live-in nanny is the flexibility it affords, but it also means someone is living in your home, with all that entails. 

  • Live-in nannies earn a salary for hours worked. When they are on the clock, they are earning money, even if they are “in their own home” and the child is napping, for instance. When they are in charge of your child, they are on the clock. 

  • Live-in nannies earn overtime (1. 5x) for any hours worked over 44 hours/week. This is slightly different than live-out nannies, who legally earn overtime for any hours worked over 40 hours/week. 

Work shifts that include your nanny’s sleeping time

You are allowed to ask your nanny to work a 24-hour shift, for instance if you are traveling. If this is part of your regular commitments, a live-in nanny may be a great solution to make this as smooth as possible for your children.

If your nanny is in charge of the children on a 24-hour schedule (which assumes the children will be sleeping overnight), you can deduct 8 hours from the compensation under the assumption that the nanny is able to sleep during this time. 

Lodging is not compensation for work

One important thing to note is that covering your nanny’s housing does not replace a salary. Providing housing makes it more convenient for you because your nanny is available on a completely different level than someone who lives out.

You also never have to worry about the nanny traveling to your home in inclement weather or when the subway shuts down. Additionally, some live-in nannies still have other housing where they go on their days off. 

Some families have a separate apartment entirely for their nanny. This may be an excellent arrangement where the nanny has essentially zero commute time and can still offer the flexibility of a live-in caregiver, but the family and nanny do not have to mix their personal lives and common spaces quite as much. This arrangement still does not take the place of a salary. 

Live-in nannies vs. au pairs

One group of caregivers that live in the home are au pairs. Au pairs are foreign candidates in a language exchange program, who come to stay with a family, usually for a year, and help out with the kids.

They do not work as many hours as a full-time nanny, are typically less experienced, and are also not compensated as a full-time professional. In this case, room and board are considered part of the compensation.

The host family, in return, are also responsible for letting the au pair get to know the culture and country in which they live and are a sort of intermediary parent-employer hybrid. 

Live-in nanny salaries in NYC

Live-in nanny salaries in New York are rarely lower than salaries for live-out nannies. You can expect to pay about the same per hour for a live-in nanny.

In 2023, the average hourly nanny rate is $30-35, depending on the requirements of the role and the candidate’s background and experience. As with any full-time job, the position should also include paid time off, sick days, health care benefits, etc. 

Need help hiring your family’s ideal nanny?

If you are looking to hire a nanny and want to know what will be the best solution for you — contact us. We have connected hundreds of families with their dream full-time nanny, and we know the ins and outs of nanny placement in NYC. We can help you every step of the way, so that you can easily find the setup that works for you.  

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I am 59 years old. Divorced. Son is 25 years old. Daughter 19 years old. I live in Chelyabinsk, Leninsky district. Children live separately. I like to engage in educational games with children, to do lessons with them. I have a large children’s library.
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I love children because I am a mother myself!) I have a friendly family and a loving and attentive husband.
Age of children: daughter 12 years old, son 7 years old.
I take a great interest in painting and I am engaged in music, constantly I develop I pass courses of improvement of qualification.
Hello, my name is Olesya! I am a teacher and mother of two children. I work with preschoolers and younger students.

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I have experience working with both ordinary and special children. I love and respect everyone.

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Secondary special.

Worked in this field for 3 years. Education – Teacher-psychologist Ra There are recommendations. I love kids very much. And they me. Citizenship of the Russian Federation. She studied according to the method of Virakse, Maria Montessori.
2 years 3 months

My main specialty is a teacher-psychologist (Chelyabinsk Humanitarian Institute). I have over 18 years of experience in education with children. She took numerous professional courses, the knowledge that she received, she tried to apply in her work with children. As evidenced by repeated positive marks, certificates received at the state level. Programs and projects developed personally: * Project “The influence of the puppet theater on the development of the emotional and volitional sphere of children of senior preschool age

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Thus, a nanny-housekeeper is, as it were, the “second hand” of the child’s mother.

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