Full-time nannies provide much more than general supervision. They work alongside parents, as a team, to ensure that the children in their care are happy, healthy, and thriving. Full-time nannies generally work between 40-60 hours per week. Schedules vary greatly depending on the family.
Nannies have at least 2 years of of professional childcare experience, CPR & childcare certification along with impeccable references.
Live-in nannies normally work an 11-12 hour day, Monday to Friday, with compensated over time work over the weekends and Holidays.
A live-in nanny's primary role is care of the children, and therefore household cleaning is not normally included but should be specifically discussed if it is required.
You are required to provide a live-in nanny with appropriate accommodation either in the home, or separate to it. On the weekend a live-in nanny should be allowed her own free time but still be allowed to stay in the accommodation offered. It is cheaper to hire a live-in nanny, but this is mainly because you're providing them with accommodation. It can mean you have someone available more often, and that they become like one of the family.
Live-out Daily Nannies
Live-out nannies, also known as daily nannies, normally work a 10 hour day, Monday to Friday. If you hire a live-out nanny, they only do babysitting if agreed in advance, and this is paid on top of their normal salary. Daily nannies can be in sole charge of the children and they perform "nursery duties", the same way a live-in nanny would.
A nanny housekeeper can either be solely responsible for the care of children, work alongside you, or mainly focus on housekeeping and only provide child care when you are otherwise occupied. A nanny housekeeper with sole responsibility for your children will complete household tasks when the children are at school or nursery, or around their schedule, giving you full support with all aspects of your life and home.
Nannies that perform household and childcare duties. Unlike a normal nanny job, Nanny Domestics can be hired to do both childcare and household duties. This position can either be on a ‘live-in’ basis or daily.
These nannies provide help for parents who only need after school care, for just a few days during the week, or when school is closed. These nannies will have less time with the children or in your home, which means that their care will not be as involved as a full-time or live-in nanny. Hourly nannies (which most part-time providers are) may also charge more to account for time they are not needed.