A full time nanny works over 30 hours per week.
The full time nanny is in charge of keeping the children in their care safe and happy. They are prepared each day with activities or outings that will be stimulating and educational. The nanny is in charge of the children’s laundry and keeping all child areas tidy at the end of each day. Our nannies take initiative to do things such as take out the trash or run the dishes when they notice it needs done. They step in where they see a need and an opportunity to help the family run smoother. Maybe this means initiating an organizational project in the playroom, rotating toys or changing out seasonal/sized up clothing. The full time nanny strives to be an extension of the parent in all regards!
A part time nanny works less than 30 hours per week.
Their job first and foremost is to keep the child/children in their care safe and happy. This position goes far beyond that, though. Our nannies are up to date on all information regarding childcare and child development. They work every day to ensure the children are engaged and stimulated. Our nannies also take initiative in other ways around the house by stepping in to do laundry, dishes, and anything else they see that will make the parents’ lives run smoothly.
A live in nanny lives at the families home where they are employed.
However, they have set hours and are not needed 24/7. The live in nanny has all the responsibilities of a full time nanny but more flexibility to be available to perhaps start dinner for the family or get the children ready for bed in the evenings. They are more available than a typical “live out” nanny in that they are able to help in the earlier hours or later in day if needed by parents. The parents should have clear boundaries with the live in nanny, and not abuse the fact that they are living in their home. The family must ensure their nanny has plenty of down time to recharge and practice self care!
A mother’s helper is essentially an extra set of hands. They are there to work alongside the parent and sometimes take over if mom or dad need to run an errand or do some things around the house. The mother’s helper does not require the amount of experience that our traditional nannies would since they are often with the parents, but still need to be skilled and experienced in the age group they are working with. They are self starters that know when to take charge and when to step back and let mom and dad take over.
A household manager is in charge of nanny responsibilities as well as household management.
Aside from nanny duties, household management duties include but are not limited to: running errands, grocery shopping and planning, meal preparation, responsible use of a family credit card, organization and management of a family calendar, managing and planning children’s activities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The average hourly rate depends on a few factors: family budget, number of children, years of experience, job duties, etc. On average the rate in the Nashville area ranges from $15-20 and in some cases even up to $25/30 per hour.
If you have questions while trying to decide on your nanny’s hourly rate reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to walk through it with you!
Benefits are never a requirement when hiring a nanny, but certainly appreciated. Offering benefits will go a long way in securing a quality nanny and making them feel appreciated long term.
Here is what the INA has to say about it:
“With a few local exceptions, families are not required to provide paid vacation, holidays and sick days – although most families recognize that htese types of benefits help attract and retain a quality nanny. A minimum general paid time off package is typically 10 days per year, with 5 days scheduled to coincide with the family’s convenience and 5 at the nanny’s convenience. Federal holidays if paid should be defined as it is rare that a nanny gets every federal holiday as paid time off”. -INA form https://nanny.org/resources/families/nanny-tax-and-payroll/
Online searching may seem like a good option, but the nannies found have gone through little to no screening before being listed. It is time consuming to have to do a screening process yourself as well as decipher whick nanny will be a good fit long term.
If for any reason the placement does not work out within the first 90 days of employment, we will do everything in our power to find you a new placement. This will be of no extra cost to you, but your original placement fee will not be refunded.
Your nanny works hard all year to keep your family runny smoothly! They should be compensated just like any other professional. This is not a requirement, but it is definitely appreciated as living costs continue to increase each year.
If your nanny has been with your for one year, if you have increased their job duties, or if you have added another child to the family, it is time to consider a raise. If your budget allows, a raise of $1 per hour is standard. If your budget does not allow, think of other ways you can show your nanny they are appreciated. Maybe some extra paid vacation days or a special gift.