Part-time or Full-time Professional Nanny:
A professional nanny is an experienced childcare professional dedicated to the attention and caring of your child/children in the comfort and safety of your own home. 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.
A nanny’s duties may include
- Preparing and serving children’s meals
- Dressing and grooming children
- Driving children to school, activities or appointments
- Arranging for play dates or trips to the park, zoo, library, museums or other outings.
- Helping with homework
- Actively planning age-appropriate developmental activities for each stage of development
- It is standard for the nanny to provide any child-related household duties, including:
- Cleaning and organizing their rooms, play areas, and toys.
- Laundry, organizing clothing, seasonal changes
- Preparing children’s meals, keeping the kitchen and main living areas tidy
Nannies can take on additional household duties, although the children are always the priority and these additional duties need to be realistic, clearly communicated, and compensated.
- Family meal preparation
- Shopping and running errands
- Family laundry
- Pet or house sitting
- Overnights with the children or traveling with the family
Many families pay benefits that may include:
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation
- Paid sick days
- Gas reimbursement
- Health insurance.
After School Nanny: Tutor, driver, 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/her own home, go to after school activities, and if needed can practice piano, receive one-on-one tutoring in math or English, all while getting individualized attention for the afternoon, The nanny may throw in a load of laundry, start dinner, run an errand to pick up a gallon of 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 Nanny: 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.
Also called a Mother’s Helper, the Family Assistant is is an extra set of hands for busy parents, working side by side with an at home parent, typically doing 50%-50% childcare and household duties. The parent is usually present, but the nanny 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 housekeeping. A Family Assistant can 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 physical and emotional support as you recover at your own pace.
Nanny Manager / Household Manager
As children grow and enter school, the family begins to decide whether to keep their nanny by adding more household duties or switch to an after school nanny. A Nanny Manager has become such a popular combination of Nanny and Household Manager, and there are several variations 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, meal preparation, running errands, pet care, overseeing vendors and contractors, organizational projects, homework assistance, transporting kids to activities, planning birthday parties, making travel arrangements and more.