Choice Parenting: Nanny Compensation Survey

Most parents will agree that searching for a nanny to entrust with their children and home is one of the most difficult and important hiring decisions they will ever face. As a local childcare consultant, I am constantly fielding questions from both new and seasoned parents regarding the standard and norms of hiring a nanny in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. How much does a nanny cost hourly? How many paid vacation, holidays, and sick days do families typically provide? Do most employers pay for a nanny’s transportation costs?

The nanny industry is vital to so many families, yet it is difficult to navigate as there is little regulation in the nanny market; hearsay among both parents and nannies regarding standards and pay, and it seems that few families follow the legal guidelines that the IRS and government entities have implemented. Choice Parenting would like to bring some clarity to our local parents and nannies on what the general practices are when hiring both full time and part time nannies.

So please help us spread the word about this survey to give parents and nannies valuable information about the trends and statistics for our area: Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City, Edgewater, Weehawken, and surrounding neighborhoods (NJ Only). Once data is collected, and numbers are crunched, I will send the results to all participants who provide their email information. I will also be raffling off (6) $25 Amazon gift cards as a small thanks! The survey is open through June 30, 2018.

You can take the survey here.

While I will be focusing on the nanny employers’ survey, I have also put together a survey just for nannies to gather additional information from the employee’s perspective. I will be raffling off additional gift cards to nannies and sending results to all those that provide their contact information. If you believe your nanny would participate, we would love to hear from them!

Nannies can take the survey here.

Thank you in advance!


Holly Flanders is a local mom of two and the owner of Choice Parenting, Childcare Consulting Service. For assistance, questions or to schedule one-on-one coaching or group class, visit