The nanny’s primary focus is to create a nurturing, secure and stimulating environment with activities and routines that accelerate the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of your child with discovery learning, vocabulary building, projects, arts, crafts and games. Her discipline techniques will engender thoughtfulness, confidence and self control. She maintains a daily log of the child’s activities, preparing nutritious and tasty meals. She teaches confidence and self sufficiency with self help skills and is ready for the next stage of development while monitoring the growing safety concerns as the child’s world widens.
Her duties may include
- Preparing and serving meals
- Dressing and grooming children
- Driving children to school, activities or appointments
- Arranging for play dates or trips to the park, zoo, library or museums
- Helping with homework, piano or baseball
Household Duties – The nanny provides any child-related household duties, including:
- Cleaning and organizing their rooms, play areas, toys
- Laundry, organizing clothing, seasonal changes
- Children’s meals and dishes, keeping the kitchen tidy
- Family meal preparation
- Shopping and running errands
- Family laundry Pet or house sitting
- Overnights with the children or traveling with the family
Nanny salaries depend on how much experience the nanny brings to the home and the hours and duties involved. Your placement counselor can help you determine the appropriate salary for your nanny and your home.
Live-In nannies generally make a bi-weekly compensation plus room and board. Many families pay benefits that may include:
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation
- Paid sick days
- Gas reimbursement
- Health insurance can be a tax shelter for the nanny and family
After School Nannies: Tutors, drivers, and more
Our after school nannies are some of our hardest working caregivers. After being in school all day with 20-30 other children, your child can have a snack, get homework done in the comfort of his own home, go to after school activities, practice piano, and get tutoring in math or English. The nanny may throw in a load of laundry, start dinner, or pick up milk or a gift for the weekend birthday party. She goes online and monitors homework assignments, and keeps up communication between school and home. She can work the same schedule all year or be full time in the summer.
Summer Nannies: Summer Enrichment Director
Our summer nannies can coordinate all of the fun events and activities your children have available to them over the summer, and piece it all together so that each child can have a fun, enjoyable and balanced break. She can tutor your child in areas of weakness to avoid summer learning loss, get involved in library reading programs, tour museums, accompany your child to sports and social activities, travel with the family, and provide discovery learning activities that are based on your child’s interests and abilities. A stimulating, relaxing summer is the best preparation for a new school year.
Family Helper: An extra set of hands for busy parents or post surgery support
Also called a Mother’s Helper, the Family Helper is working side by side with an at home parent, typically doing 50%-50% childcare and household duties. She may have few or many years of experience. The parent is usually in charge, but she is capable of caring for the children while the parent is out. She may be playing with the children, preparing meals, driving children to activities, tutoring, managing the family calendar, doing laundry and light to full housekeeping.
She can also be available when a parent or senior is recovering from surgery for a few days to a few weeks, and maintains complete confidentiality and is there to protect your privacy. Recovery is augmented because you have soothing physical and emotional support as you recover at your own pace.
The salary of a Family Helper depends on her experience and duties and can range from $11-$17 per hour, and can be live-in or out.
As children grow the family needs to decide whether to keep their nanny by adding more household duties or switch to an after school nanny. Nanny Manager has become such a popular combination, and there are several variations of household chores and errands to varying degrees, that we have given it a category of its own. Duties can include: Preparing the children for school Driving them to school and activities Deep cleaning during the day, laundry Shopping and meal preparation Running errands Pet care Overseeing service people Organizational projects such as closets Helping with homework or taking them to activities Planning birthdays, parties. Tell us your needs and we will find your dream Nanny/Manager/Housekeeper.
Baby Nurse or Newborn Specialist: for those critical first few weeks or months
We know how important the safety and well being of your family and home is and we rigorously screen each of our Baby Nurses. Most of them have worked with us for years and we have placed them with multiple clients so we know them well. We will follow up with you after her assignment is complete so we can get your feedback on her.
Most of our Baby Nurses don’t have a nursing background, but they are skilled and knowledgeable in giving loving care for infants from a few days to three months old. They can give expert advice to new parents on feeding, sleeping and breastfeeding. They come for a week or a few months until baby is sleeping through the night and they are flexible and can accommodate to your family’s needs. They work 24 hours or just nights for two to 12 weeks, or for just a few nights to let you get caught up on your sleep! We work hard to understand your unique needs and personality to find just the right match for your family. We want you to feel comfortable and confident that this person will keep your infant safe and well cared for.
Doulas: there for Mom and the whole family
A birth doula is there for the birth process to ensure that you have the emotional, physical and informational support while in labor and to help you to have a memorable and empowering birth experience. A postpartum doula will support you in those first exciting and overwhelming weeks of being a mom. They help with breastfeeding, infant care, cleaning, cooking meals and filling in when mom needs a break. They provide personalized, hands on education, helping transition through the postpartum period, and care for the whole family after the birth of a baby. They work just days or overnight.
We start by taking the time to learn who you are, your personality and style so we can find the one best match for you, and exactly what you need, whether it’s a birth or postpartum doula. We will then carefully match your requirements with our doulas.
Sleep Training or Lactation Consultants
Sometimes you may go through a rough patch and you don’t need hands on help, but just a Consultant for a few hours. Some of our most experienced Newborn Specialists can come to the rescue with a 2-3 hour observation and consultation, then on-going phone support if needed. Sometimes an older baby has developed some bad habits and you just need some direction.
Contact one of our friendly Placement Consultants for more information. We’ll help you find the right solution for your unique situation.
Families seeking professional household staff turn to Caring Nannies because our personalized matching and helpful, prompt service create an easy, pleasant experience.
Household Staffing Services
Executive Housekeeper Placements
Our executive housekeepers are familiar with cleaning larger homes and have specialized knowledge of fine furnishings, surfaces and cleaning products. They are selected for their excellent communication skills, professional demeanors and appearance, flexibility and helpfulness. Duties range from deep cleaning, keeping the pantry stocked, sweeping outdoor areas, pet care, simple maintenance, helping with entertaining, and getting you ready for a trip. She’ll cook and serve meals, run errands, change linens, family laundry, run to the dry cleaners, get the oil change, and provide pet care and manage organizational and seasonal projects.
A Caring Nanny Personal Assistant will help wherever needed, whether you have a home office or just a busy family calendar. She can run errands, drive to the airport, make travel plans, help with entertaining, gift shopping, send out cards and packages, to make your household, personal and professional needs run smoothly. Use her to house or pet sit, hire and supervise vendors. She’ll have excellent organizational, financial, communication, computer and interpersonal skills. She may schedule appointments, have knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Calendar, PowerPoint, customer service, social networking and can sort email and mail and pay bills. A family may combine this with nannying.
A personal assistant will often have a B.A. or B.S. or a background in business or experience in household management.
Finding an in home chef from Caring Nannies is a simple process. We’ll present you with experienced, professional candidates and walk you through the hiring steps. Having a professional experienced chef frees you to devote time to your family and personal interests. A personal chef may come from a fine restaurant, with training from a culinary institution or on the job or with prior experience in a home. They’ll cater to your specific needs and preferences, whether it is organic, gluten free or ethnic dishes and can do the shopping and cleanup. If you love to entertain, they’ll help with dinners and parties. Chefs can be temporary so call us the next time you’re planning a party, wedding, bar-mitzvah or family reunion.
Household / Estate Couples
Our Husband/Wife Household Teams have been very popular at Caring Nannies because they are seasoned, trustworthy professionals, who team up to fulfill all your needs. They can provide nanny services, 24 hour senior care, chef , driving, deep cleaning, laundry, cooking, shopping, handyman services, painting, gardening, pool and spa, pet care, serving at dinner parties, errands, butlering, overseeing service repairmen, general upkeep, security, and routine car maintenance. A separate attached or nearby residence is provided plus days off together.
Household Manager /Butler
A Household manager manages the duties and schedules of the other staff, arranges outside services, and ensures the smooth running and general well being of the home. They oversee and pay vendors or repairmen, and help with varied tasks and errands, including gassing up the cars, grocery shopping, dry cleaners, personal shopping, stocking the pantry and fridge. They may help with food prep or serve breakfast or whip up a lunch. They decorate the home seasonally, plan and coordinate special events, change out seasonal clothing, and make travel arrangements and appointments.
Other Household Staff Placements
Contact us about Estate Managers, Chauffeurs, and Groundskeepers.