We’d recommend finalizing this before takeoff, as we’re sure your babysitter might want to bump up the rates depending on how your kids behave at 35,000 feet. It sounds like Nanny in the Clouds recommends maybe around $10 or $20 an hour as a good going rate, so be sure not to go crazy if you’re planning to make a career chasing after kids up in the clouds.
Background checks and other options aren’t really available through the company, but they do require a couple verifiable references from those who are submitting to be in-flight nannies. Right now it sounds like only flight numbers are available to search, so if you’re looking for a specific city pair before booking your flights you are out of luck. It sounds like the company is thinking about—or working to—add these features and improve things sooner than later. Again, it’s a pretty clever idea—one we wish we thought up—but we’re a little hesitant investing our hard earned blogging income on this business venture.