A live-out nanny or ‘daily nanny’ will usually work up to 12 hours a day. They can be employed full or part time with their working days usually falling between Monday and Friday. A daily nanny may also consider proxy parenting, working occasional 24-hour shifts, six day weeks, covering weekends or working unsociable shift patterns usually for a higher salary.
Some families require babysitting duties in addition to the agreed daily hours, any babysitting hours should be paid on top of the nannies normal salary and a babysitting rate of pay should be discussed and agreed prior to the post commencing.
A daily nanny is expected to undertake all aspects of childcare including morning and bedtime routines, school/nursery runs, homework supervision, preparing and organising your child/ren’s social calendar which can include play dates, age appropriate classes and groups, swimming, and visits to the parks/museums etc as well as home based activities such as painting and baking. A daily nanny can also be asked to book and attend hospital, doctors, dentists, optician and hair appointments with your child/ren if required. Their primary aim is always to nurture the emotional, physical and intellectual well-being of your child/ren.
A daily nanny is also responsible for undertaking nursery duties which relate to the child/ren. These duties include washing, ironing and organising the child/ren’s clothes and belongings, cleaning their bedrooms and if applicable the child/ren’s bathroom along with any play areas. These duties should be proportionate to the amount of days the nanny works. The nanny will also ensure that toys are put away at the end of the day and will prepare nutritious meals and snacks. Some nannies may be happy to cook a larger meal and leave a portion for the parents, however this should always be discussed and agreed prior to the role commencing.
A daily nanny is not expected to do any household chores which are not related to the child/ren. If you require additional, heavy or extensive household duties to be preformed alongside childcare duties you may wish to consider employing a daily nanny housekeeper.
If you think a daily nanny would be ideal for you, would like more information or wish to discuss your requirements please contact us on 01347 822208, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download a registration form here.