Brenda was such an illuminating nanny to my 7 month old son at the time. She always came with a smile on her face and full of creativity to make her time with my son fun. Brenda was always on time & attended my son so wholeheartedly that created a special bond. Till this day he still asks for her & we miss her dearly. - Ashly
Sophia was the best baby sitter for our toddler. She is so sweet and energetic. Helped preparing healthy meals and she would come up with the funnest activities. She is very attentive. We miss her so much she was a true light in our lives such a positive and happy girl. We felt very secure leaving our son under her care. Anyone who hires her will be so lucky - Karla calvillo
She was great with my son. He was pretty young when she started working for us (6 months) so he was still learning how to communicate and she picked up on all his cues very quickly. She was always very calm, respectful, and level headed. She created a bond with my son and treated him like her own. If we didn’t have to move I would have loved to keep Sophia around. - Renee Lewin
To understand if a live-in nanny is right for you, it’s best to start by assessing your family’s needs. Live-in nannies are best suited for families’ that need flexible, full-time, in-home child care as live-in nannies reside with the family that they care for. A live-in nanny offers support with housekeeping, errands and other household responsibilities, similar to mother’s helpers, au-pairs, and full-time nannies. However, the perk that live-in nannies offer that sets them apart from other types of nannies, is round-the-clock and emergency coverage. These instances, as well as your location and the nanny’s experience are some of the many factors to consider when deciding how much you should pay a live-in nanny.
When hiring potential live-in nannies, you should conduct interviews. Interviews are a great opportunity to get to know your live-in nanny candidates better. Here are some questions to consider asking:
When finalizing the details of your live-in nanny position, it’s important to make sure that everyone is on the same page. The easiest way to do this is to create a job offer for your live-in nanny position.
In your job offer, you should communicate the responsibilities and compensation for your live-in nanny position. In writing out the responsibilities of your live-in nanny, you might also choose to add some responsibilities that are specific to your families’ needs like if you expect your live-in nanny to travel with you and the details around travelling with your live-in nanny.
When considering what it means for your live-in nanny when you take vacation, you should also consider how you want to handle their vacation time, and other aspects of their compensation. This includes a live-in nanny salary, over-time, benefits, and any expenses like food and gas. And don’t forget to be clear about how and when you plan on paying your live-in nanny with a nanny payroll service or by yourself.
After presenting your job offer, you can create a contract for your live-in nanny to create the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.