Nanny is child care specialist. A nanny’s workplace is in a family’s private home and his/her job is providing one-on-one attention and the best possible care for the family’s children. The nanny’s role is to provide support to the family by serving as a loving, nurturing and trustworthy companion to the children. A nanny offers the family convenient, high quality care to meet each child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs.
Temporary Nanny Sitters (Babysitters)
All Best Nannies sitters are experienced, caring, loving and engaging caregivers who provide in-home care for children on a temporary, as needed full or part time basis. Although their duties are restricted to childcare and related tasks, our sitters can provide creative and fun experience for your children.
Newborn Baby Nurses
Most new parents are overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge they need to care for their newborn. Our skilled and qualified Baby Nurses are perfect for the first time parents, or parents expecting their second, or multiples. They provide assistance during the post delivery period and assist you with all aspects of newborn care including feeding, changing, bathing, infant laundry, sterilizing bottles and helping parents catch up on much needed rest.
Night nannies are current or former nannies that are available to work weekends or evenings, some of them are mothers, who have raised their own children and wish to continue to work with kids. All baby Nurses are infant CPR trained and have First Aid certification. A baby nurse who works night shifts typically stay in the baby’s room and manage their care while parents can enjoy a period of 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep. When the baby wakes up the Newborn Specialist feeds by bottle or brings the baby to mom for nursing. After feeding, the baby Nurse burps, changes and settles the baby back to sleep. Pro Care Baby Nurse documents your baby’s patterns and keeps a log of sleeping, feeding, and changing times. Typically one of their key objectives is to help transition the baby to a regular feeding and sleeping schedule. Baby Nurse salary is based on the amount of experience and the numbers of babies involved to care for and it varies from $15.00-25.00 per hour. Since your baby nurse works as a temporary employee, she receives no benefits.
Summer nannies care for school age children for the summer. College students and teachers who are off for summer make ideal summer nannies.
While the terms nanny and mother’s helper are generally used interchangeably, there are differences. Mother’s helpers tend to be younger and lack the more specialized training and experience of a nanny. While they can do light housekeeping, their focus is working with the children. They can assist with taking care of a household, but they are not to be left in charge for extended periods of time.
A Household Manager is usually what a nanny position will “turn into” after the children reach school age and the family still requires their services. House Managers usually are required to work full time to get the children off to school, use the middle of the day to complete household tasks and errands, and then again take on childcare duty after the children get out of school each day. Families need to remember though, that during the summer months; less House Manager duties will be completed during the day, as the House Manager duties are still to give quality childcare to the children as first priority.
The specific responsibilities will vary depending on what is agreed upon with the employer. These duties typically include:
Child Related Duties
- Children’s meals
- Playing and interacting with children
- Driving children to appointments and activities
- Organizing after-school activities
- Managing the family calendar
- Scheduling and running household errands
- Pet care
- Grocery shopping
- Personal shopping
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
Salaries for Nanny/Household Managers are usually based on the candidate’s experience and the duties included in the job description.
Full-time, live-out nanny/household managers generally work between 40 and 50 hours a week and earn $15 or more per hour.
Part-time nanny/household managers’ work up to 35 hours a week. They typically earn between $15 or more per hour.