Hiring the Right Type of Nanny | New York
Are you juggling too many tasks and worry your children may fall behind developmentally or educationally? Beyond just babysitting, an experienced nanny will provide structure for you and your children, aid to your children's development, and take day-to-day duties off your plate.
Hiring the Right Type of Nanny | New York
What Type of Nanny Do You Need?
Understanding each family’s specific needs are necessary in order to match the perfect nanny. What are the ages of the children? Would a nanny specializing in education and tutoring be ideal? Does the family travel extensively? Do the children need full-charge care? Would a high-energy nanny that can keep up with busy schedules be best? Or would your children thrive with a calm, quiet presence? Do you employ other staff in your home and need a team player, or a nanny that works best autonomously and knows what to do with little direction?
Beyond the basic nanny duties, many experienced candidates bring further expertise. Depending on your needs and a nanny’s qualifications, your home may benefit from one of the following types of nannies:
Full Time Nanny
The most common kind of nanny is one that works full-time with one family. Exact schedule depends on the family, but full time nannies most often care for the children while the parents are at work and/or handling household management beyond childcare.
Part Time Nanny
Part-time nannies offer much needed support for busy families that need afterschool or weekend childcare. Afterschool pickups and transportation is a usual responsibility for part-time nannies.
Many of BAHS’s nannies have extensive backgrounds in education and childhood development. A nanny-tutor will be able to prioritize educational activities and work with each child’s unique learning styles to foster an engaging environment. Many nanny-tutors also speak a second or third language and can instill a multi-lingual approach to childcare.
For on-the-go families, a nanny well-versed in traveling is essential. A travel nanny will know how to pack, arrange travel, manage children through transit hubs and be able to problem solve in an unfamiliar environment when necessary.
The nanny that can take on personal assistant tasks can be a big help for busy families with older children that don’t need as much attention. Your nanny/personal assistant’s first priority will be childcare, but when they children are at school or afterschool activities, they will be able to help out in other ways in your home. Errand running, calendar coordination and household organization tasks can be given to a Nanny/PA, sometimes called a Family Assistant.
Nannies that specialize in newborn care have extensive experience with newborns, infants and toddlers. They will understand the specific needs of each child’s development stage and be able to navigate each stage’s unique challenges.
Working with British American Household Staffing to Find Your Nanny
Still not sure exactly what type of nanny your home needs? Contact our office to be connected with an expert recruiter that can assess your needs and recommend the right nanny for your family.
Because every family’s needs are different, our commitment as your nanny agency is to provide expert service that saves you time, ensures all details are in order and matches a nanny that compliments your home and unique needs. We believe that if both sides of the placement - family and nanny - are beyond satisfied in their placement, the relationship will be happier, more successful and longer-lasting.
We serve the New York City area, including Manhattan (Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Central Park West, Midtown, Flatiron, Nomad, West Village, Soho, Tribeca), Brooklyn (Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill), Westchester County (Harrison, Scarsdale, Rye, Larchmont, Chappaqua), and Southern Connecticut (Greenwich, Old Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, Darien) and the Hamptons. Contact our New York office here.
If you are an experienced nanny looking for employment, please visit our Candidates page.
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