So, why do parents prefer a nanny over a daycare or preschool? Having your own nanny who comes to your home and takes care of your children can make life a lot easier on parents. (more…)
Nanny Care is a great resource for families that are trying to find a nanny, babysitter, mother’s helper, newborn caregiver or other type of household help.
Nanny Care was founded in 2000 and has been a main information source for parents and nannies. There are hundreds of articles for families and nannies to read as well as sample forms to use, such as; a sample nanny work agreement (otherwise known as a nanny contract), sample interview questions, sample medical release form and sample orientation forms.
What is a Caregiver?
Caregivers have many roles. The roles change as the patient’s needs change. In general, caregivers assist the elderly or disabled at home and serve as companions. They will help the patient prioritize and manage problems to get the best results. Caregivers should always have a positive attitude, but creative, focused on the patient’s well being and provide a sense of security for the patient. Often caregivers because very close friends with their patients. (more…)
Are you looking for a babysitter? Is this the first time that you are leaving your child(ren) alone with someone that is not related to you? This can be extremely stressful even if your babysitter is someone that came highly recommended by someone you trust. (more…)
It is highly recommended that a family find a babysitter that they like and use them over and over versus using a different person every time. I personally wouldn’t want to be introducing my child to different people but would rather them become familiar with one person that they can look forward to seeing every so often. It’s not necessarily “bad” to use different babysitters each time, but if you have a choice, it’s definitely better to use the same babysitter. When parents start their search to find a babysitter, they should always put the same amount of effort and time into the process as they would trying to find a nanny, including checking references, making sure the babysitter has CPR & First Aid certifications as well as a thorough babysitter background check. Even though the babysitter may only be used one time for a few hours, hiring the wrong person can be very dangerous. Make sure you do all the appropriate screening when you find a babysitter so that you have piece of mind when leaving the babysitter with your precious little ones. (more…)
When parents are looking for quality child care, often times the question arises; What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter? A babysitter is someone that just comes on occasion usually for a date night here and there. You may use the same babysitter every time or have a list of different babysitters that you call. It is very common for a babysitter to have many families that they babysit for whereas a nanny usually has one main nanny job that is their primary source of income. Nannies in general, come to your home more regularly, and either work part time or full time and usually have a specific ongoing schedule. (more…)
Finding a good babysitter that your kids enjoy being around is a challenge; keeping a babysitter is a whole other hurdle in itself. The best answer to “what should I pay the babysitter” is hourly and slightly above what you feel is “right”. If your babysitter has done a great job, make sure to pay the babysitter well. This will ensure that they are available the next time you call when you want a night alone. In general, babysitter pay can range from $8 to $12 per hour for one child and $12 to $15 per hour for two children. For each additional child you should pay the babysitter at least $2/hr more. Overall, babysitter pay will depend on how many children they are caring for and how many years experience they have.
The best place to find a nanny or babysitter is through word of mouth. Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they know of any good nannies and babysitters in your area. Most are willing to share a good babysitter since they are only using them occasionally when needed and it’s a nice gesture to give your babysitter referrals. If word of mouth doesn’t work to find a babysitter, try putting up a flyer at your church, local coffee shop or market. You can also look and see if any babysitters have left their phone numbers on the message boards for families to call. Another way to find a babysitter is to place a classified babysitter ad in your local newspaper. A great way to find a nanny or babysitter is through a reputable online nanny service, like NannyCare.com, where you will find a large pool of nannies and babysitters looking for jobs in your town. You can view their profiles with bios, work experience, references, reviews, qualifications and more. Most online nanny services also offer nanny background checks. (more…)