Full time or part time. Nannies are responsible for the safety and well being of the children first and foremost. Nannies typically are also in charge of other child related duties such as children’s laundry, children meal prep and clean up, keeping child areas clean and tidy. The nanny may also have other responsibilities depending on the families’ needs.
Household managers will in our case typically be 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.
A mother’s helper is less experienced than our professional nannies. They are only required to have 2 years of nanny/babysitting experience. They will work along side a mom that does not necessarily need to leave the nanny for extended periods with the children, but could use an extra set of hands. This is why the mother’s helper is not expected to be as experienced as they will be working alongside the mom or dad.
A newborn care specialist is a nanny who typically has specialized training and always has extensive experience in newborn care or nursing. Newborn care specialists often provide 24 hour child care for families with newborns during the first weeks of a child’s life.
Temporary placements are less than 90 days in duration. They include all nanny duties as arranged and agreed upon by the family. Sometimes a family only needs a nanny in the summer or the period of time between starting day care, etc. so a temporary placement is sufficient.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is based on experience and job responsibilities and will range from $18-25.
“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.
Placement fees for permanent positions are 6% of the gross annual income, and $15 per day for temporary placements. Placement fee for a live in nanny is 7% of the gross annual income, and 5% for mother’s helpers.