Temporary Nanny Housekeeper

A temporary nanny housekeeper can be employed for as little as one morning, afternoon or day. They can be required by families in various circumstances for example, to cover a current nanny housekeeper’s time off or illness, to enable a parent to attend important meetings, functions or appointments, to assist a family whilst a parent recovers from an injury or illness or even to cover a current nanny housekeeper’s maternity leave. Temporary nanny-housekeepers can also be employed on a live in basis (please see our live in nanny-housekeeper page for information on accommodation and food requirements).

A temporary nanny-housekeeper duties are the same as a daily nanny-housekeeper and involve caring for the whole household in addition to the child care duties. They are most often employed by families with school or nursery aged children, however they can be employed by families with younger children too.

A nanny housekeeper will ordinarily 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. However a temporary nanny housekeeper may also consider working 24 hour shifts, six day weeks, covering weekends or working unsociable shift patterns usually for a higher salary.

Depending upon the length of the booking some families may also require babysitting duties in addition to the agreed daily hours, any babysitting hours should be paid on top of the nanny housekeepers normal salary and a babysitting rate of pay should be discussed and agreed prior to the post commencing.

A nanny housekeeper is normally expected to undertake all aspects of childcare including morning and bedtime routines, school/nursery runs, homework supervision, preparing and organising your child/rens 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 nanny-housekeeper can also be asked to book and attend hospital, doctors, dentists, optician and hair appointments with your child/ren if required.

The additional duties of a daily nanny housekeeper are wide ranging and vary depending upon the needs of each individual family. They can include the general cleaning of the family home, deep cleaning where required, family laundry and ironing, cooking nutritious family meals, batch cooking, supermarket shopping, running errands, dog walking /pet care and proxy parenting. The additional duties should always be discussed and agreed prior to the post commencing and be proportionate to the amount of days/hours the nanny housekeeper works and the exact extent of their duties will be determined by the length of the booking. The primary aim of a nanny housekeeper should always be to nurture the emotional, physical and intellectual well-being of your child/ren.

If you think you require a temporary nanny housekeeper, would like more information or wish to discuss your requirements please contact us on 01347 822208, email info@firstclassnannies.co.uk or download a registration form here.