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Sole Charge Nanny

What is a sole charge nanny?

A sole charge nanny works alone while the parents are not at home, this type of nanny has full control of their charge’s day. The sole charge nanny is expected to be making decisions when working, even if the parents are at home.

A sole charge nanny works between 10 – 12 hours per day, up to 5 days per week.

Duties:

  • Organise a fun and educational day for the child
  • Ensuring the child is eating a healthy well-balanced meal
  • Arrange and take the child to activities
  • Organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes

Shared Care Nanny – Mothers Help

What is a shared care nanny?

A shared care nanny works alongside the parents, mostly responsible for nursery duties. A shared care nanny can have sole responsibility of the child but generally works alongside the parent.

A shared care nanny may not have the final say over activities but can step in when necessary to keep the child occupied.

A shared care nanny can be temporary or permanent working a variety of hours from part time to full time.

Duties:

  • Work alongside parents
  • Organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes
  • Cooking for children

Live in Nanny

What is a live in nanny?

A live in nanny has accommodation provided by the employer, usually it is part of the family home, or an outbuilding within the grounds. The accommodation should include a private bedroom and access to a bathroom. Live in nannies often work for families on a full time basis. However, some work part time and the contract can be temporary or permanent.

Live in nannies usually work between 11 and 12 hours per day, 5 days per week, some work a 24-hour on call shift or 5-6 days shifts for a higher salary.

The salary is normally less than a daily nanny as bills, food, car and accommodation are usually included.

Duties:

  • Organising a fun and educational day for the child
  • Ensuring the child is eating a healthy well- balanced meal
  • Taking the child to activities
  • Tidying and organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes

Live out Nanny

What is a live out nanny?

A live out nanny, also known as daily nanny, commutes to work and provides their own accommodation. A live out nanny can be in sole charge of the child and they would perform “nursery duties”.

Live out nannies normally work 10-11 hours per day, 5 days per week. If the family require, the nanny may work 6 days per week or longer hours each day for a higher salary.

Duties:

  • Organising a fun and educational day for the child
  • Ensuring the child is eating a healthy well-balanced meal
  • Taking the child to activities
  • Tidying and organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes

Nanny Share

What is a nanny share?

A nanny share is where a nanny works for two families at the same time, caring for the children together. The families would have an agreement with each other and a salary is negotiated for the care of the children by both families instead of each family. If the children are not cared for together then this is simply having two or more part- time jobs.

There are 4 types of nanny sharing:

Complete shared care – The nanny is shared 5 days a week with all the children looked after together.

Part-time shared care – The nanny is shared 2/3 days a week with all the children looked after together.

Split week shared care – The nanny shared is split during the week. As an example, 3 days of the week are with one family and 2 days of the week with the other family.

Main family shared care – One family employs the nanny on a full-time basis and shares with another family for part of the week.

Duties:

  • Organising a fun and educational day for the child
  • Ensuring the child is eating a healthy well- balanced meal
  • Taking the child to activities
  • Tidying and organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes

Nanny PA

What is a nanny PA?

A nanny  PA takes on administrative and other tasks for the parent as well as fulfilling a nanny role. A nanny PA is common in a high-profile family or parents who run their own business and they only require part-time care. A parent may want the nanny to be able to run errands while looking after the children. When the children are at school, the nanny PA ca assist the parents with multiple administration duties and when the children are home, the attention and focus should be on the children, taking them to activities, helping the children with homework, preparing meals and snacks.

Duties:

  • Organising a fun and educational day for the child
  • Ensuring the child is eating a healthy well- balanced meal
  • Taking the child to activities
  • Tidying and organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes
  • Running errands for the employer
  • Managing household accounts
  • Arranging household grocery orders

Nanny Housekeeper

What is a nanny housekeeper?

A nanny housekeeper takes on additional cleaning, laundry and cooking task in addition to nanny duties. Employers expect the nanny to do household tasks while looking after the children, some employers offer the household duties as additional hours while the nanny’s charges are at school or nursery. A nanny housekeeper working alongside a parent may focus on housekeeping but when the parent is occupied then the nanny duties will be the focus for the nanny housekeeper.

A nanny housekeeper may live with a family or live-out. Working for 5 – 6 days per week or working part-time, for 10 to 12 hours per day.

Duties:

  • Organising a fun and educational day for the child
  • Ensuring the child is eating a healthy well- balanced meal
  • Taking the child to activities
  • Tidying and organising the child’s bedroom and playroom
  • Washing and ironing the child’s clothes
  • Cooking
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Cleaning
  • Vacuuming
  • Baby-sitting

Temporary Nanny

What is a temporary nanny?

A temporary nanny works on a short term basis with multiple families, covering multiple childcare such as Emergency Childcare, maternity or holiday leave, parental illness or increased workload or to provide ad hoc childcare cover.

Temporary nannies may work anywhere between 4-12 hours per day for as many days the employer require and some temporary nannies may also be on call 24 hours a day.

Duties:

  • Washing and ironing children’s clothes
  • Preparing meals
  • Help the child with homework
  • Shopping for the household
  • Driving the children
  • Arranging play-dates
  • Organising a fun and educational activities