Frequently Asked Questions – Nanny Hires
Please click here to see today's current Market rates for hiring a nanny. Also, please note that these rates are Market rates and are not rates set by our Agency. Although there may be some wiggle room for negotiation (depending on the circumstances) these are the typical rates that one can expect when looking to hire an Asian Helper.The rates for nannies and caregiver are base on only one Child or one elderly. If you have more than one Child or elderly that you wish for the helper to take care, the price will be different.
As a Live in Nanny, they are responsible for taking care of every aspect of the baby’s/childs well being 24/7. Therefore, they are required to follow the baby’s schedule and be at their disposal anytime they need something. Things such as feeding the baby, bathing the baby, doing their laundry, preparing and making baby food for them. Basically everything and anything baby related which requires adult supervision. When the Nanny is not busy w/ the baby, she can also be asked to do some light house cleaning (general tidying of the house) and to cook 1 meal a day (usually dinner)
My Asian Nanny focuses primarily on Nannies that are of either Indonesian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) or Taiwanese decent.
The majority of Nannies don’t drive. Therefore it is your responsibility to make sure that they have a means of transportation to get to your place and their home. Your options include picking them up / driving them back home or calling a cab for them such as Uber or Lyft, which typically costs approx. .018 a minute or .90 per mile driven.
Depends mostly on their Nationality, but typically: Indonesian Nannies can speak either one or more of the following: English, Mandarin, Indonesian and some may even speak Cantonese. Chinese Nannies can speak either one or more of the following: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese and/or Taiwanese Chinese. A few speaks English or very basic English.
MyAsianNanny.com (DBA My Asian Nanny Inc) provides referral service whereas we first pre-screen all Nannies in person and get a copy of their ID Cards (ie: drivers license, Passport or other) along with their actual finger prints. They must also fill out an “Application to become a Nanny” and be subject to reference calls. We only accept the best out of the pool as not all Nanny’s meets the standards set by My Asian Nanny Inc.
The best time to start looking for a Nanny is somewhere between 2 weeks to a month from when you would like for them to start. There is a high turnover rate in the Nanny industry as most Nannies will be able to secure a job within a week from when they start looking for work. Therefore, it's best to not look too far in advance nor wait til the last moment. Keep in mind, you will also need to be present for a face to face in person interview as well. So typically a week to a week and a half is enough time to secure yourself a good Nanny.
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Yes, but it will depend on several factors. First off, know that there are not that many Nannies whom can drive. The ones that does however, will typically charge a bit more for their ability to do so. Another factor will depend on where you wish for the Nannies to commute to. Most of the Asian Nannies will be in and around the San Gabriel area. If you live outside of this area, the chances are lower that they will be willing to drive out to where you are at, however it’s not impossible. Please inquire directly with an agent if this is one of your prerequisites
The short answer is No as they charge more for their services since they are able to drive themselves. Typically a Live out commuting Nanny will charge approx. $1800 a month (5 days a week) or $2000 (6 days a week) if they are working 8 hours per day.
The short answer is Yes as they typically do not have transportation to get their own food, but please discuss this with the hired help first, as some nannies have certain diets which requires them to eat their own prepared meals.