What Is A Nanny?
The term Nanny describes someone who is hired by a private family to care for the family's children. Nannies work either full time or part time.
What Are The Responsibilities Of The Nanny?
The duties generally cover all of the care of the children, including the domestic tasks relating to the children. These tasks typically include all of the children's meals, child-related errands, children's laundry and light housekeeping. The most important role of a Nanny is to create a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment in which a child can flourish. Specific responsibilities of a Nanny will vary depending on what is agreed upon with the employer.
While the duties are generally restricted to childcare, a Nanny may also have various household responsibilities such as the family laundry or household errands. A Nanny may also run the household while the parents are traveling or at work.
Many Nannies do not have formal training but may have several years of hands-on experience. Nannies are not restricted by an age parameter. Our Nannies are not limited to a yearly contract, so it is possible for a Nanny to be employed by a family for many years.
Our Nanny-Housekeepers are considered "all around" helpers. They are able to take care of your children while maintainng your home at the same time. At Nannies 'N More South, we call them a "Jack Of All Trades". This type of position is excellent for families that have a stay at home parent or children who are of school age. In these situations, the Nanny-Housekeeper's responsibilities are not so heavy that they are not able to adequately take care of all their responsibilities.
Types of Nanny/Housekeeper Positions:
- Full time live out - 40 to 50 hours per week
- Full time live in
- Part time live out - usually about 20 hours per week