Nannies - full time or part-time
Choosing the right nanny
Choosing the right nanny to care for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make - Babysitting Service is here to make this process efficient and easy.
Babysitting Service has an extensive database of professional nannies available today to meet your childcare requirements today.
Whether you are looking to employ or contract a full-time nanny, part-time, temporary nanny, afterschool or even an overnight nanny we are here to find the right childcare solutions for your family.
Define your needs
Let's face it -- hiring a nanny can seem stressful, especially when you don't know where to begin. But if you break the process down step-by-step, you're more likely to do a thorough job and will have a great nanny hiring experience.
Do you need a live-out nanny or a live-in nanny? Is an au pair the right choice for you? Before you get into the hiring process, decide what kind of caregiver will best suit your family.
Write a freewheeling list of all the qualities you want your nanny to have: a sense of fun, a perfect driving record, first-aid training, a nursing degree, etc. Make a list of deal breakers: smokers, speeding tickets, etc. This will help you craft a precise job description that will attract nannies with the qualities you want most.
Communication with the Agency
Parents have several options available to submit their request to the Agency. The application can be submitted by phone, by e-mail or by registration on our website. After receiving your request if it is sent by email or registration, you will be contacted by phone if we have additional questions regarding your request. We send you the offer together with the terms and manner of operation by e-mail. If the offer is acceptable for the parents, we need to receive a confirmation email from the parents in order to start a selection process.
We conduct in-depth interviews with each candidate and carefully match the profiles of clients with the profiles of maternity nurses, nannies, and housekeepers. We are not only able to identify your requirements, but we also strive to exceed your expectations.
Every candidate is asked to come to the agency and is interviewed by one of our experienced consultants in one of our offices. Maternity nurses, nannies, and housekeepers are asked to complete an application form providing their personal details and information about their experience, qualifications and employment history. Our services including client need assessment, extensive customized search for every client, full-time agency staff support, candidates interviewed in-person at the agency office, verified work references, extensive candidate background, Client-Candidate interviews arranged.
An interview with candidates gives you an opportunity to get to know them in detail and to evaluate their skills, qualifications, as well as to get a general impression of whether any candidate would fit into your family. Communication during the interview should be natural and spontaneous, but of course, we recommend that you have at least a shortlist of questions that you will ask candidates. An interview is an opportunity to communicate all of the issues that are important to you in order to gain enough information that will enable you to make the right decision.
Upon completion of interviews, you may be furnished with a copy of each nanny candidate’s detailed written application, as well as a copy of each reference.
The next step is choosing the best candidate and signing the contract. The agency prepares agreements and other papers and administration related to hiring the nanny. All options and legal solutions will be presented and explained in detail.
All details agreed and specified on the interview will be an integral part of the contract, including but not limited to working hours, working days, nanny obligations, vacation, sick leave, additional engagements, data protection, and more.
After the contract is signed, the nanny begins with a working engagement in your family. The agency continues to monitor and evaluate the engagement and is in constant contact with the family and the nanny.
The benefits of engaging the nanny are numerous, and perhaps one of the most important is that the child stays in a familiar environment with one person dedicated and directed towards her or him.
Each family has unique requirements, which means all nannies have a slightly different focus. There are many variables, such as ages of the children, dietary restrictions, favorite activities, and any special needs. Regardless of the situation, quality childcare is always a top priority for a nanny.
Aside from childcare, nannies may be responsible for other child-related tasks, such as doing laundry, helping with homework, and organizing activity schedules. Household management tasks like running errands or organizing are generally added only if a nanny is caring for school-aged children.
Nanny Childcare Tasks:
All duties listed below are regular nanny tasks.
Newborn care (feeding, diapering, naptimes)
Preparing bottles, cleaning up
Cooking for children
Bathing and dressing children
Helping children with general hygiene
Driving children to school and activities
Organizing children's play dates
Assisting with language acquisition and development
Providing developmentally appropriate educational games
Teaching letters, numbers, and colors
Teaching manners and other socially appropriate behavior
Doing arts and crafts
Going to the library
Assisting with homework
Taking children to parks and playgrounds
Organizing sports and other motor-skills activities
Taking children on special outings to museums and the zoo
Doing children's laundry
Making children's beds
Tidying up children's rooms and bathrooms
Organizing and cleaning children's play area
Cleaning up in the kitchen
Loading, running and emptying the dishwasher
Household Management Tasks
Age and number of children determine if any household tasks can be added to a regular nanny's job description. If a nanny is working with older, school-aged children, then she may be able to take on additional tasks, such as family laundry and cooking. If a nanny is working with newborns, toddlers, or preschoolers, she may not be able to take on any or very few additional tasks, as full attention needs to be paid to the children.
Making parents' beds
Doing parents' laundry
Washing bed linens and towels
Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning
Preparing a family's dinner
Household supply shopping
Picking up around the house
Purchasing children's clothing
Completing store returns and exchanges
Organizing kitchen cabinets
Taking a family's vehicle to the gas station, car wash, and service station
Scheduling and managing home repairs and maintenance services
Packing and unpacking for family trips
House sitting while the family is away
Watering indoor plants
Feeding pets, walking dogs
Working hours and days
Full time - means 8 working hours per day or longer, Monday through Friday. Usually, starting from 08:00 / 09:00 to 16:00 / 17:00 but according to family requirements, the schedule can be different. Working days are usually Monday through Friday, but this schedule also adjusts to parents' requirements.
Part-time - means 4 working hours per day or shorter. Schedules can be in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening depending on the needs of the family. Working days are usually Monday through Friday, but this schedule also adjusts to parents' requirements.
Modifications - Various variations of the above are possible, for example, nanny shift work, full time 2 days a week, part-time 3 days a week, etc. The options listed are possible, but they should be precisely specified and known before organizing interviews.
A live-out nanny is a nanny who comes to your home to take care of your child according to the agreed working hours and working days. After she's done, she leaves your home.
A live-in nanny is a nanny staying at your home 24/7. The working time of a live-in nanny can be more flexible and indefinable compared to a live-out nanny since the live-in nanny lives in the same house as the child. Child care and care is her main focus, but she may also be ready to do light things around the home such as cooking, laundry maintenance and more. On the Live-in nanny, her family provides a separate room and meals.