Reply to How much should you expect your nanny to play with your 6 mo old?

The going rate for a nanny to sit all day is $30 an hour. If she has goid experience and education. $19 is really not much for that job. Honestly, if you want to get more outta her, you have to pay more. However there are people out there that will do more just because they love the work. When searching look for heart of the person. It doesn't hurt to have the tv going for infants/toddlers. As it is good for your child to hear the voices and communication. As long as the nanny is communicating with your child throughout the day it should be fine. The realistic interaction should be 20 to 30 minutes after every feeding for and infant and then a nap. Repeat schedule. Older children should have at least 4 hours of indoor and outdoor play and social interaction including adults and other children combined throughout the day. They need a rest time of 2 hours and tv/ technology should be minimimized to an hour a day for the child. It diesnt hurt to add in learning activities to do as well.