Nanny: An experienced child 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 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
Nannies sometimes 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
Nanny salaries depend on how much experience the nanny brings to the home and the hours and duties involved. Full time Phoenix nannies typically make a minimum salary of $15-$20 per hour, working 20 – 50 hours per week and some professional educated career nannies make $20 and more per hour. Your placement counselor can help you determine the appropriate salary for your nanny and your home.
Live-In nannies generally make a minimum base income of $600 per week for a 5 day week, working 40-60 hours per week 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 Assistant: An extra set of hands for busy parents
Also called a Mother’s Helper, the Family Assistant 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.
Post Surgery Support
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/ Managers/Housekeepers: Which combo is for you?
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.