In general a ‘Nanny’ is the definition for a professional child carer who has shared or sole charge of one or more children within your home. A nanny will be a professional, qualified or experienced child carer and is primarily employed to take care of the child’s physical, emotional and educational needs. A nanny will work on a temporary or permanent basis, part time or full time, days or night, weekdays, weekends or ad hoc basis.
Nannies are responsible for carrying out ‘Nursery Duties’, these are anything pertaining to the care of the child/children to include the children’s washing, ironing, cleaning, tidying and organisation of play areas, caring for toys and equipment. Nursery Duties does not include general cleaning or housekeeping unless specifically agreed beforehand within the contract of employment. A nanny will cook for your baby or child/children, drive them to and from school or activities as required. An employed nanny will be responsible for keeping a diary/log of day to day events, information you should be made aware of and any administration of medicine (as agreed by the employer).
Live In Nanny
A live in nanny will typically work up to 55 hours per week and will be paid an agreed weekly salary which takes into account the live-in provisions. Meals will be provided whilst on duty. A live-in child carer must be provided with a minimum of a furnished, private bedroom and use of a bathroom. The live-in child carer will have access to a kitchen to prepare meals food and beverages. They carry out the same duties as a daily nanny would but in addition would be required to carry out two nights of babysitting during the working week. If the nanny is required to babysit over the weekend this would be a pre- arranged agreement and be paid extra for this.
Two or more families employ one nanny to care for their children together in one of the families’ homes. In this circumstance the families share the costs of employing a nanny which can work out cheaper than you might realise.
When your nanny may be off on holiday or long term sickness, an Interim nanny will step into your nannies shoes for the required period, and be paid on a short term contract by you, the employer.
Typically employed before and or after the birth, providing 24 hour support for mother and baby. A maternity nanny will encourage good sleeping and feeding routines and aim to establish a good general routine. In addition your maternity nanny will provide guidance on caring for your baby and offer post natal information and support. A maternity nanny will encourage you to rest and catch up on sleep whilst caring for your baby and cooking nutritious meals for you and your family. You will need to provide your maternity nurse with a private bedroom and use of a bathroom.
Our highly experienced Super Nannies excel in childcare and are in an elite calibre when it comes to dealing with problem situations in a family environment. With over 15 years of professional experience we are ideally placed to provide appropriate guidance and support.
Our Super Nannies will help you establish and reinforce routines, set boundaries, help you to cope and deal with the stress and most importantly work with you and your family to get control back into your life.
Super Nannies will help you with:
- Sleep Problems
- Feeding Difficulties
- Challenging Behaviour
- Toilet Training
- General exhaustion and self-belief in being a great parent
Fees will be tailored to your specific requirements, which we will discuss with you personally.
Support is required in many areas of day to day life for busy self-employed parents. A nanny PA will enable the parent to have a good balance between work and childcare by taking on the responsibility of providing childcare, admin support and assistance for your home office or business. This may involve the day to day shopping, collection of dry cleaning, organising staff, paying bills and generally maintaining the family diary etc. The nanny PA will have good IT and communication skills and have some previous office experience.
A split responsibility that incorporates the day to day role of a nanny and that of a housekeeper. Typically a nanny/housekeeper will do the school runs, take care of the family laundry and ironing, basic cleaning duties, general running of the household and prepare and cook the family evening meal. The Nanny/Housekeeper may be asked to organise other staff and take on some Nanny PA duties.
A qualified or experienced child carer will work alongside and support the parent. Typically, a Mothers help will be an extra pair of hands and will generally ‘muck in’ with childcare, nursery duties and light domestic duties. A mothers help may have a mixture of sole and shared charge of the child/children.
A night nanny is an experienced or qualified baby nanny. They provide good support for parents who are feeling sleep deprived and exhausted and are looking for someone to take over the night responsibilities feeding of their baby/babies.
A night nannies hours are very flexible but they will usually be with you over a 10 hour period, usually 9pm – 7am. They can either take over the feeds for the night or can support a mother while breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding you can either express your milk for the night feeds or the night nanny will bring the baby to you at night for a feed. Once you have breastfed your baby the night nanny will then wind, change and settle your baby back to sleep
A Night Nanny will be happy to do the following
- Prepare and carry out night feeds
- Change nappies
- Settle the baby to sleep
- Prepare and sterilise bottles
- Wash, dress and get the baby ready in the morning
- Give help, advice on getting the baby into a routine
- Advice on breastfeeding
- Do a handover in the morning
New motherhood . . . the romanticised image often portrayed, can often be a far cry from the reality. Today’s mother is generally not given the chance to enjoy her pregnancy, labour and new baby because of the pressures that society places upon her.
A Qualified Doulas offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) before, during and after childbirth. A doula believes in “mothering the mother” – enabling a woman to have the most satisfying and empowered time that she can during pregnancy, birth and the early days as a new mum. This type of support also helps the whole family to relax and enjoy the experience. You can have a doula for a home birth or a hospital birth.
Our trained, certified and police-checked birth doula will visit you before the birth, helping you with your birth plan and answering questions. They will be with you for the whole of your actual birth and later she will visit you at home when you have had the baby.