Childcare = Nanny or Parent’s Helper 2016-12-28T18:52:53+00:00

Nanny Placement

Nanny

A Nanny cares for a family’s children in the family’s home. They create a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment and is responsible for everything related to the children’s physical and emotional well-being.

Responsibilities of a Nanny:

The specific responsibilities will vary depending on what is agreed upon with the employer. These duties typically include:

  • Children’s physical/emotional/developmental needs
  • Children’s meals
  • Child-related errands
  • Driving the children to appointments and activities
  • Children’s laundry
  • Light housekeeping pertaining to the children

Salary Range of a Nanny:

  • Salaries for Nannies are based on the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the job description – in addition to current ‘Market Value’.
    • Full-time, live-out Nannies generally work between 40 and 50 hours a week and make between $18 and $25+ per hour.
    • Part-time Nannies work up to 35 hours a week. They typically earn between $20 and $25+ per hour.
    • It is common to guarantee hours and reimburse for an employee’s automobile expenses if her vehicle is used on the job.  Benefits may include: paid sick days/holidays/vacation and a medical insurance contribution (which can also serve as a tax credit to the family)

Parent’s Helper

A Parent’s Helper works in tandem with an at-home parent in the care of the children.  Typically, they are not responsible for household duties like a Family Assistant.

Responsibilities of a Parent’s Helper:

The specific responsibilities will vary depending on what is agreed upon with the employer. These duties typically include:

  • Children’s physical/emotional/developmental needs
  • Children’s meals
  • Accompanying the parent to children’s appointments and activities
  • Children’s laundry
  • Light housekeeping pertaining to the children only

Salary Range of a Parent’s Helper:

  • Salaries for Nannies are usually based on the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the job description-in addition to current ‘Market Value’.
    • Parent’s Helpers typically work up to 35 hours a week. The hourly range is between $18 and $23 per hour.
    • It is common to guarantee hours and reimburse for an employee’s automobile expenses if her vehicle is used on the job.  Benefits may include: paid sick days/holidays/vacation and a medical insurance contribution (which can also serve as a tax credit to the family).