Factors to Consider before Hiring the Services of Live In Nannies

In recent years the practice of hiring the service of nannies has gained huge popularity across the world. In-fact if I say that nannies have become the third arm of the working parents then there would be hardly any person who will disagree with me. This is mainly because of the relaxing services offered by the nannies to the parents who are concerned about the safety of their children during their absence.

Well, before proceeding ahead, let us understand the fact that why there is need of a nanny to look after the child. So, you will agree that today it is the desire of all parents to give their children the luxurious life and the best education, and therefore to achieve this objective both the parents go out for working. It is here when they feel the need of hiring a nanny who could take care of little infants during their absence. But, now the question arises that what type of nanny you wish to hire for your children the live in nanny or live out nanny.

Live in nannies: Live in nanny refers to the nanny that stays at your house throughout the day and go for holiday or holidays only after you grant her permission.

Live out nannies: Live out nannies are those nannies that stay at your house for specific hours of the day during your absence and go back to their home after you return back to home.

Therefore, depending upon your requirements, you can hire any of these nannies for your child. However, hiring the service of live out nanny is highly preferred by lots of families due to affordable charges charged by them, but there are lots of families that prefer to hire the services of live in nannies due to the plethora of benefits they could enjoy by hiring them.

Well before proceeding ahead, let us point out some of the benefits enjoyed by hiring the service of live in nannies.

1. As the live in nannies live at your house throughout the day they also take care of your child while you get yourself free from your regular stuffs after returning back to your home.

2. Moving ahead, sometimes there are various functions where you cannot go with your little ones, at that time you can leave your kids without any concern of their care during your absence.

Apart from these above mentioned there are various benefits which families enjoy by hiring the services of live in nannies. But before hiring their services it is necessary that you should consider the following factors, so that you do not face any problem in future.

1. Staying arrangement: As the nanny that you hire for taking care of your child throughout the day, she will require appropriate room for her to stay and retain her privacy. Moreover, as she stays with your family, she is like the member of your family and therefore, despite of considering her as your paid employee, you should always try to give her the same respect as you give to each other in your family.

2. Determining her duties: Although nannies live in your home, but still she is not your servant that performs your all tasks like dusting, cooking food for you or washing clothes. Always remember that she is there to look after your kid and his basic needs and not to work as your individual servant.

3. Time for personal activities: However live in nanny stays 24×7 with your child, but apart from this she also has her own life, hiring her doesn’t mean that throughout the day she will be with your child. After you return back to home it would be better to ask her for going out and finishing her personal tasks.

In simple words it can be said hiring the service of nanny is boon for you and if you succeed in maintaining this relation with full respect you will enjoy the benefits which you would have enjoyed by keeping your child in supervision of someone known to you.

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Hiring a Nanny is not a daunting task, if you are bit smarter

Having a caring nanny for your little one is not less than a boon for the family looking for a nanny to look after their kids during their absence. Therefore, when it comes to searching a perfect nanny for your kid never get mesmerized by alluring endorsements made by the nanny service providers. Because a person to whom consider suitable to take care of children in your absence is not less than a family member of your family rather than an employee. If I say that nannies are the parents of a child when his parents are out of home, then the percentage of parents arguing with me will be very less.

Therefore, now the question arises that how the parents can select the best nanny for their child from the various agencies offers the service of Nannies for hire in North West. In-fact, it is one of the vital questions, from which all parents have to undergo when they have faced the situation. Anyhow, in this regard the best way is the conventional method, i.e., asking for your known ones who at some point have hired the services of nanny for their children. Although before finalizing on any of the nannies suggested by them it would be better to meet the nanny personally and also conduct a search about her background and working experience at your end. This will help you in enjoying a mental peace, otherwise agencies offering the services of nannies have already gone through various cross checks about the background of any nanny before allowing her to work with them.

Once you are satisfied about the background of a nanny, the next thing for you to consider is the charges, Because as the nanny you appoint for your child will stay at your home will not only look after your child but will also use various facilities available at your home. Therefore, keeping all these factors in concern you should make an estimate about the payment that you will be able to pay. If you do not want to stay in your home for a whole day in that scenario you can determine her charges depending upon hourly rates.

Finally the last but not the least, as referred above that a nanny is not your employee, but like a family member and therefore it would be better to give her the same respect as you respect other members in your family. This will not help you in strengthening your relations with her, but also get her closer to your kid.

How Nanny Agencies Work and can Benefit Parents?

Parenting is really a tough task for working couples, which lead them to look for a nanny which can look after their child. And thus, it becomes the first priority of parents. However, finding a nanny on your own is not as simple as it seems. There are lots of factors and important information you can miss during your search. Hence, it is always good to search an agency.

Start searching a good nanny agency with a good reputation in the market to refine your search for the babysitter. The agency should be a reputable one with good reviews for its services. After all, you are going to hire a stranger for looking after your kid. If you are going to take the services from an agency, then you should make sure about the reliability and credibility.

You should interview several agencies and then compare them all, according to their interview results. When you interview an agency, always ask them about the screening process and the policy. Find out about the company’s experience in this business. How much they will charge you for providing the nanny.

Benefits of hiring:

These agencies work in the benefit of families and couples who are in the need of some help for childcare.

  • Hiring through an agency can save you time in the search of nanny background, qualification, work experience, etc.
  • Nanny Agencies already weed out the unqualified candidates or those who cannot fit in your home, as per your requirement.
  • They can help you in finding the right candidate for the nursery jobs of your kid.
  • They can also help you in writing the job description for you, adding all the work responsibility you need in the nanny to work in your home.

What Nanny Agency does?

  • These agencies charge a fee, but for that they will help you in finding the right match according to your desired skills and qualification.
  • They do all necessary verification to find out the qualification and experience.
  • Conduct a thorough research on the identity and background.
  • Perform state and county criminal record check and screening test.

This guide can help you in finding a qualified and good nanny from a reputable agency.

Some Legal Obligations to Follow for Parents to Hire a Nanny

Taking care of a child for a working parent is not easy. If parents want someone who can look after their child in their own home, when they are outside, then they should start searching for a good childcare service. A nanny could be the best choice for you if you are looking for the best childcare, no matter how old your kid is.

It is always good to hire a nanny instead of a childminder for the care of your kid. Nannies are experienced enough in childcare at your own home. They work longer than childminder and can also work on the weekends. They are responsible for washing kids’ clothes, cleaning their rooms, cooking food for them, and taking them for a bath. And, in all these activities, they take care of hygiene and child’s health, and handle the responsibility efficiently through several years of experience.

If you live in the UK and want one to one childcare for your baby in your own home, then it is the right time to become an employer for hiring a nanny for your kid. She would be the person who will look after your child when you are not at home. However, there are some legal obligations to fulfill before employing any of the nannies. Let’s shed light on these obligations below:

Does she have the right to Work in the UK?

Before you employ, make sure that the nanny has all the documents, such as passport, citizenship, letter from a government agency, identity card etc., to prove her eligibility to work in the UK.

Register as an Employer and contribute in Income Tax:

You should need to register at HM Revenue and Customs as an employer and set PAYE (Pay As You Earn) scheme. Thus, you can contribute in paying and deducting the taxes of your nanny. You will also be responsible to pay for National Insurance and liability insurance.

Keep Payment Record

You should also keep the record of payments you have made and provide payslips to the nanny you have employed. You can also opt for a payroll to keep everything managed regarding payments.

Don’t Forget the Employment Contract:

If you are looking to hire a nanny, then issue her an employment contract in written, either before the date of joining or after two months of joining. This employment contract consists of the salary, duties, holiday entitlement, etc. You and your nanny both have the separate copy of this employment letter.

Pay at Least Minimum Wage Set by the Government

The UK government has fixed a minimum wage for nannies on hire. You cannot pay them below this minimum wage. However, nannies ask for the salaries according to their qualification and experience. There are different wages for day nannies and live-in nannies, as per their working hours.

Rules for Termination:

If it’s been a month only when you employed a nanny, then you or your nanny should be obliged to give the one week’s termination notice. If it’s been more than one month, then one month of notice will be given by you or your nanny for the termination.