We are looking at hiring a nanny in the fall. Our favorite teacher from daycare may be available. We have never had a nanny. I have 4 kids that will be 5, 3, 3, and 1. I live in Seattle. What is an appropriate hourly wage? How much paid vacation do you give? Or do you do a monthly pay. It will be at least 47 hours per week considering commute time. My oldest will be in kindergarten and I will look to see if I can do preschool a couple mornings a week for the twins for socialization. I consider the person we would hire a friend and want to be fair. Any advice would be appreciated.