I took on a job for 3 kids ages 5-9. It was a mistake, because it is my very first time nannying and even though the kids are overall ok, the work load is immense. The family has cleaners coming in regularly so the house is not that hard to maintain, but I am having a hard time keeping myself together physically and mentally. I get paid $16/hr.
I recently got an offer from another family to work for $20/hr taking care of a 1.5 yr old girl. It is so tempting because it's one child instead of three. Should I take the offer? I am in a probation period with my current family and they are able to replace me with a previous caretaker if I quit.
So that is my situation...and I am most curious whether caring for a 1.5 yr old would be easier than a kid who is 5 yrs old for example.