23 November, 2011
Should Nanny Also Charge MB's Sister?
Hey everyone! I nanny one day per week for a great family with a special needs child. A has therapy all day on Friday and I prepare snacks and lunch along with light cleaning after A. MB is a SAHM, and although it is a short shift, I consider myself a nanny, not a babysitter.
MB's sister, who is also a SAHM, approached me about watching A and her cousin I, at MB's house the week after Thanksgiving. On one occasion that I watched cousins, I did so through a baby-sitting service, where I watched 4 kids for approximately $75/8 hours work. It was like I got paid from one mom and not the other. I didn't say anything to the sitting service, not quite sure if there were special rates when baby-sitting for two families at a time, either relatives or friends.
Would it be fair for me to get my normal rate from MB, plus charge her sister? I don't want it to seem like I am money hungry, but at the same time, I could use the extra cash due to the amount of driving I do on a weekly basis because of school, along with other bills. Thanks for your help!
at 8:51 AM