Are you sick of trying to juggle work and family responsibilities and tired of putting yourself last? Hiring a nanny could be one of the best things you do for yourself and your family.
Most nannies have had years of experience with kids, and will also often have plenty of professional and educational experiences, along with first-aid qualifications. These nannies also understand that kids need consistency, and they’re happy to stay with you and your family for at least two years (some have been known to almost become part of the family).
If you’re looking for flexibility, hiring a nanny is a great option. Nannies understand that raising kids while working full-time is stressful, and are happy to work around your schedule. They’re often ready and willing to work with schedule changes and adjust their hours accordingly.
Another great reason to choose a nanny as opposed to the occasional babysitter? They’re willing to get stuck in and help with the housework. This includes cleaning up the kids’ activities, preparing their meals, and maintaining their play areas and rooms. Of course, their primary role is to look after the children, but they’re willing to do housework, particularly when the kids are sleeping or at school.
Another thing to consider? Nannies can also be live-in. This can be convenient if your schedule is up in the air, and it also fosters a familial relationship between the nanny and your family, giving them another trustworthy adult they can always rely on.
While many assume that hiring a nanny is only for people in a certain income bracket, nannies can be a more affordable option. That’s because, for daycare centres, you’ll usually pay a fee per child. But with a nanny, you’ll pay one cost that generally won’t change much.
We all know that kids need one-on-one time, and it can be difficult to give each of your children this time while still getting everything else done. While daycare is a great way to ensure your kids are getting enough socialisation, it can actually lead to your child feeling less stimulated or even neglected. Nannies have made their careers out of childcare, and provide activities that have been specifically tailored for the needs of your children. They can also adapt with other strategies and activities as needed, instead of depending on what 15 or 20 other kids want as well.
Convinced that a nanny is the right option for your family? Why not use an agency to find someone today? Nannies that come through agencies are all vetted and checked, and are a great option for either part-time, full-time, or live-in care.