Types of Nanny
Daily nanny– a daily nanny will, more often than not, be qualified and have experience in childcare and will be capable of sole charge. The nanny will undertake all the childcare duties which will include school/nursery runs, organising safe, fun and educational activities which will also promote social development, cooking healthy and nutritious meals and keeping the children’s areas clean and tidy. A nanny is not generally required to undertake household duties unless this is agreed in the job description and contract.
Live in nanny– a live in nanny lives in the home of the employing family and has a very similar role to that of a daily nanny but the wage is usually slightly cheaper due to the nanny living in your property. You would need to provide the nanny with their own bedroom, usually furnished, and bathroom. Some families require one nights babysitting included within the nannies wage but this needs to be agreed between nanny and family. You need to make sure that you will be comfortable with the nanny being around at weekends/evenings when they are not working and how you feel about the nanny having friends/ partner etc over to visit/stay.
Mothers help– a mothers help will assist the parents with the daily upbringing of the children and undertake some housekeeping duties. The position may have some occasional sole charge but generally mum should be around most of the time.
Before/after school nanny– a before/after school nannies duties would be similar to that of a daily nanny but as the children are older would be more focused on supporting homework/ reading, preparing tea etc and ensuring the children arrive to school on time. Some nannies would be happy to take on the role of housekeeper as well while the children are at school.
Maternity nurse– a maternity nurse is generally on duty 6 days a week, 24 hours a day although time for sleep must be allocated. They will live in and are normally employed from the date mum and baby come home for between 4-6 weeks. They will have extensive knowledge of newborn babies and will be able to help establish a routine, support mum with breast/bottle feeding, help mums recovery after labour and offer advice and information after birth.
Babysitter– a babysitter is someone that would come to your house, normally in the evening, to look after your children while you go out. They would be paid at the end of the night and the pay, hours and dates would be agreed in advance. You can join our babysitting service and this will ensure the babysitter you use is CRB/ DBS checked, will have been interviewed by ourselves and will have had their references checked and verified.