With all the uncertainty about when children will be returning to school, it’s not a surprise that many families are beginning to wonder if it’s time to hire a nanny. While many families only think about a nanny when they have an infant or preschoolers, the Covid-19 pandemic is sending many parents of grade school kiddos scrambling for childcare. And help with getting school work done.
That’s why more and more families are hiring nannies today. To give parents the bandwidth they need to ensure they are attentive to their jobs while ensuring their children’s needs are met.
With a temporary nanny, i.e. someone who comes to your home at set times per week, you get the expertise and flexibility of a professional nanny without bringing someone into your home on a permanent basis. They are going to give you the same quality of care for your kids. yet you don’t need to worry about having another household members on a permanent basis. Nevertheless, it is still important that you understand your responsibilities as an employer at the same time.
An agency can help make sure you choose the right nanny for your needs.
One of the best things about hiring an agency is that they will know what sort of person is going to be right for your home. Everyone has different reasons for hiring a nanny, and it is important to take this into account when looking for the right person for you. For example, let’s say that you have recently took up a place at Grand Canyon University Nursing to further your education, so you need extra time around the home so you can study, an agency will take this into consideration when finding the right nanny for you.
It is also important to use a nanny agency because you want to make sure that your child is protected. And that the person you are considering hiring has passed all of the relevant employment and safety checks. They will ensure that the individual you hire has the necessary qualifications as well. We have all heard about horror stories, and as rare as they may be, conducting the right checks is the major step in ensuring everything goes smoothly.
Clarity on what sort of nanny you need is important.
If you are considering a nanny after months into stay-at-home orders, you probably already an idea of where the gaps in caring for your children are. So, do you need a full-time or part-time nanny? Can your family’s daily life be improved by hiring someone to provide permanent help? Or, you could be on the lookout to hire a nanny on a temporary basis?
Maybe you need to find someone who is going to live at your home but will also drive and run errands for you? Perhaps you only need someone to be present during your work hours. And possibly start dinner for the family.
These are all different aspects that need to be taken into consideration.
It’s critical that you find someone that’s a good fit for your child’s needs.
The nanny agency that you work with is also going to consider the age of your child, their personality, and whether they have any special requirements. Do you need an athletic nanny who can help with a sport? A nanny who is familiar with special dietary needs? Do you have all boys and feel a male nanny is best? After all, it is imperative to make sure that your child feels comfortable. And that they are happy with the new addition to the family. Nanny agencies have all of the experience to know what makes a perfect match.
As we begin to imagine what our daily live are going to be like in the fall, don’t hesitate to consider how a nanny might help the quality of your daily lives.
With all the stress of working plus managing the schooling needs of your children, it’s ok to realize that you need help. And even if you’re just at the thinking stage, an insight into the different considerations and requirements is a good thing.