How is the baby nurse paid?
The family is responsible for paying the baby nurse directly at the end of each week based on a per day rate or hourly rate agree in the contract. Our baby nurses range base on about 20 hour days. Their average daily rate after taxes is usually between:
$300.00-$500.00 for Singleton $20-30/hr
$450.00-$700.00 for Twins $28-40/hr
$550.00-$800.00 for Triplets $30-$50/hr
This rates can increase if the provider is a an actual licensed medical professional.
Do I need to pay taxes on my baby nurse?
A baby nurse is considered an independent contractor. Based on your own state’s rules she may be required to receive a 1099 or a SS-A. For a free phone consultation please contact Homepay.com. They specialize in nanny/baby nurse tax laws and payroll services and will answer any questions you have regarding taxes.
What accommodations are required for the baby nurse?
For 24-hour care the baby nurse will sleep when the baby is sleeping. Please provide a comfortable couch or bed for the baby nurse. It is your choice to have the baby nurse sleep in the room with the baby or in a separate living space with a baby monitor. For overnight shifts you can request the baby nurse to stay in the baby’s room or you can choose to provide the baby nurse with a separate living space with a baby monitor where she can read, work on the computer, or watch TV after her other duties are finished and the baby is sleeping.
Am I required to provide the baby nurse with meals?
With 24-hour care it is required to provide the baby nurse with food. For overnight care, it is not required, but if you would like, you can have snacks and drinks available for the baby nurse/night nurse.
Do I need to pay for my baby nurse’s travel expenses?
The client is monetarily responsible for round trip transportation for the Baby Nurse if she is coming from another state or town. Some Baby Nurses will also travel to your home by taxi, metro, or ferry and will request reimbursement for these fares.
When I’m using 24-hour care when does the baby nurse sleep?
The baby nurse will sleep when the baby is sleeping. She will also be allowed a 4-5 hour break per each 24-hour period in which she can decide to sleep or leave the premises.