When it comes to childcare many families want someone who will not only watch the kids but also engage with them too. Someone who won’t just stick a DVD in to distract them, but will be a companion for the children and stand in for the parents when they aren’t around. This is where hiring a nanny to care for children can be a hugely beneficial choice over a babysitter or other form of childcare provider such as a creche. Nannies are specially trained and provide high quality childcare with added benefits that don’t come with regular daycares or babysitters. Here are just a few of those great benefits so you can see if you should hire a nanny.
They Are Always There
Nannies are great for those families who always have one or both parents on the go, running around for work and other commitments. With families seemingly needing both parents to work these days to make ends meet, longer hours and more travelling for jobs, it’s no wonder nannies are such an important role for many. From ensuring the children are picked up from school, dropped off at school and taken to activities in between, nannies are always there when the family – especially the children – need them.
They Can Help With Alternative Learning
Do you want your child to become fluent in a foreign language? One great way to do this is to hire a nanny who has a second language that they can teach the children at home during the evenings and weekends. Nannies aren’t necessarily just for watching the children, but many are hired to help children with homework, studying, and other learning such as languages. Nannies also may be able to tutor children if they have specialised knowledge in a specific subject like science or math.
They Support The Family
It’s no surprise that nannies help support the whole family and can do all the small jobs that parents just can’t seem to get the time for. From brushing teeth in the morning, making breakfasts for everyone, cooking the evening meal and making sure the children get dressed, nannies are that special stand in person who helps make sure the home run smoothly, especially when the parents are struggling to get out the door for that special meeting and the school bus just left without the kids.
They Have Specialised Knowledge
Some nannies come with specialised knowledge about childcare and early childhood development. The family can choose what they want their nanny to be specialised in – if anything – as some parents will want someone with a degree to care for the children especially if there are special cases where the children may need more emotional support than normal or the like. Nannies also must have first aid and CPR certifications, meaning they can handle almost anything that might come their way.
So if you’re thinking about hiring a nanny, why not speak to Paloma Scott of Irving Scott to see how you can start the journey of welcoming a nanny into your home on a full or part time basis to see just how you and your children can benefit from having that special person in your life.