Who are they?
A Nanny is responsible for your child’s wellbeing while they are on duty. Your Nanny will plan and organise daily and/or weekly activities both in and out of the home, depending on your personal requirements, to support your child’s learning and development. Your Nanny will contribute to your child’s intellectual, physical and emotional development, while also providing them with the opportunity to quickly learn a second language, should this be a requirement.
Nannies offer sole charge or proxy parenting as well as working alongside you as parents, depending on your preferences. A Nanny is often responsible for all nursery duties, cooking, and cleaning the rooms of the children they care for. However, they do not usually partake in any other housekeeping duties. Nannies will organise playdates and accompany your child to any extra-curricular activities as well as assist with homework supervision and reading. Nannies typically work with children from birth up to 8 years.
What are the duties of a Nanny?
To take care of newborn babies to school aged children
Nannies are employed to assist parents with the care of their children from birth right through to school aged children.
Carry out all nursery duties related to the child
Nannies carry out all nursery duties related to the children, including feeding, bathing, dressing, keeping their play areas tidy, assisting with building routine and supporting the parent’s.
Organise age appropriate activities
Nannies are responsible for organising all age appropriate activities that can stimulate the child including indoor and outdoor activities and arranging playdates.
Assist with basic homework and reading
Nannies can be expected to assist with basic homework tasks for school aged children as well as help the children to improve reading, writing and speaking skills instilling confidence in their ability.
Ensure the child is in a safe and happy environment
Nannies will provide your child with love and comfort, routine and good manners for the parents to feel at ease whilst they are otherwise engaged.
What are the working hours of a Nanny?
There are no set working hours for a nanny as each family tends to have a schedule that is more appropriate to their needs depending on their working hours and personal life. Nannies generally work between 40-50 hours per week over a period of 5-6 days. However, for some families and nannies a rota schedule is more preferable, whereby the nanny will work for a certain period of time on and then a certain period of time off. This is more common overseas whereby families have a native English speaking nanny for two weeks and a native tongue nanny for two weeks so that the child’s language development is consistent in both languages.
What is the salary of a Nanny?
In the UK
In the UK a nanny earns on average £10-£12 NET per hour. Family is responsible for taxes. More information can be found on www.nannytax.co.uk
In other countries a nanny earns from £800 NET per week up to – £1400 NET per week, depending on hours, experience, qualifications and employment longevity.
Other types of private educators?
A Governess is well-educated child carer that works with children between 6-16 years helping them academically in other areas such as in music, languages, arts, sports, etiquette and manners.
A Governor is the male equivalent of a Governess, carrying the same duties including working with children between 6-16 years helping them academically in other areas such as in music, languages, arts, sports, etiquette and manners.
A Tutor gives your child personal academic tuition on a variety or single subject to enhance their skills and confidence in the chosen area. Including exam preparation and school/university entry.
A nanny works with babies and children up to 8 years old. They take care of all nursery activities, feeding and hygiene for children.
A Maternity Nurse is qualified and experienced to work with mother and baby from birth up to 6 months. Supporting throughout all stages of the baby’s initial development.
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