What Is A Nanny?
A nanny is a professional, childcare provider who works in a family’s home caring for their children on a full time or part time basis. Depending on the position, a nanny may or may not live with the family. They can often be an affordable alternative to daycare/childcare facilities, depending on the salary range being offered and especially if there is more than one child to be cared for. Additionally, having a nanny provides individual and experienced attention for your child/children in the comfort and safety of their own home.
The main role of a nanny is to provide a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which a child (children) can develop. Each nanny position may have slightly different responsibilities depending on the family requirements, the age(s) of the child/children, and other factors, but typically include such responsibilities as caring for a child’s physical needs, meal planning and preparation, helping children with chores and schoolwork, organizing and engaging in activities, teaching new skills, etc. Nannies can also transport children to classes, pre-school, routine medical appointments, haircuts, etc. Any housekeeping responsibilities are primarily child-related and may include light household clean-up, loading and unloading the dishwasher and children’s laundry.
The numbers of hours per day/week will depend on the requirements of the family.
If a Nanny/Housekeeper is required the job description will be amended to include all household duties requested. This is often a requirement of families with school age children.