Why should you ask for a raise: You may be able to ask for more based on your performance, length of time with your employer, a new child to care for, taking on additional responsibilities, or when you have completed new courses or certifications. Make sure you come prepared when you negotiate your raise and be confident.

How should you ask for a raise: Provide compelling reasons for your raise, and be confident! Provide solid reasons why you deserve a raise.

When to ask for a raise: Set up a time with your employer in advance and plan to ask in person. Choose a time in which they are not too busy or rushed.

Look at it from your employer’s point of view  and avoid statements like,  “I deserve a raise because I have been here X years.” “I feel that…” “My nanny friend is making more than me.” “I’m overdue for a raise.” “I will leave if I don’t receive a raise of X amount.” “I need a raise because I’m in debt.”

What if it’s a “NO”? Ask if there are particular reasons, take a deep breath, stay calm, and listen to their reason(s). Ask if there are ways you can improve your performance. Do your best and be proud of yourself for asking for what you deserve. Generally, nannies will receive raises when a new baby comes and every year.

If you have questions or need advice, we’d love to chat!