Peace of Mind Nannies
Types of Nannies
There are several types of nannies, see which one fits your situation.
A live-in nanny will meet all necessary needs of the children during the day and as needed through the evening hours. As the title indicates, the nanny will live with the family in their home. As the live-in nanny, he or she will be expected to prepare meals, conduct daily activities, educate and promote developmental skills of the children, and complete light household duties. A live-in nanny must have two to three years of professional and qualified child related experiences with trainin/courses in a child-related field.
A live-out nanny will meet all necessary needs of the children during the day and will leave in the evening. Being responsible for preparing meals, conducting daily activities, educating and promoting the children's developmental skills, and completing light household duties. A live-out nanny must have at least one to two years of qualified and professional childcare experiences and education.
A temporary nanny will fill in when needed, and may be responsible for miscellaneous duties. A temporary nanny may be requested at any time. Specific duties are different with each family and situation. A temporary nanny must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent education, along with a minimum of two years of experience in childcare.
An overnight nanny will be present in the home when the children are sleeping. Duties that you may be responsible for may include but are not limited to the following: waking children up, getting them ready for school in the morning, feeding them breakfast, getting children to the bus and/or driving them to school, and preparing lunch. An overnight nanny must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent education, along with a minimum of two years of childcare experience.
A summer nanny will be responsible for organizing children's activities, which may include: swimming, play dates, bike riding, crafts, library visits, etc. The summer nanny may also act as a tutor to encourage and enhance child's academic growth. Duties may include general maintenance, making beds, doing dishes, doing light house cleaning, along with supervision of children. A summer nanny must be 21 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent education, along with a minimum of two years of childcare experience.
A mother's helper will work alongside of a parent. As a mother's helper, you will help with children and possibly be required to complete light household duties, run errands and/or prepare light meals. As a mother's helper, you must be 21 years of age or older, with two or more years of qualified childcare experience.
A night/weekend nanny may be responsible for picking children up from school or being at home when children arrive. This nanny will be responsible for serving dinner, helping with homework, engaging in activities, cleaning up kitchen area, and putting children to bed. A night/weekend nanny must be 21 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent education, along with a minimum of two years of childcare experience.
House Manager Nanny
A house manager nanny will be in charge of the home. The house manager nanny will care for the children as her primary concern and responsibility, however job duties may include laundry, cooking, light cleaning, bathing, errands, shopping, etc. A house manager nanny must be 21 years of age or older and have a college degree in a child-related field, along with two or more years of nanny experience.
A tutor will help children after school. Job duties are to assist children with daily homework, projects, and academic skills. A tutor must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent, along with at least two years of experience working with children.