Understanding The Role Of A Part Time Nanny

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What does a part time nanny do?

Understanding The Role Of A Part Time Nanny

There's sometimes a misconception that a part time nanny is a lot like a babysitter -- they're called in to work occasionally and only to watch the kids so that the parents can step out for a movie or a night on the town. The truth is, a part time nanny manages the same responsibilities as a full time nanny, she just does so in less time. To be considered a “part time nanny” she would have to work fewer than 40 hours per week. Just like her full time counterpart, she'd be responsible for a wide variety of things including (but not limited to):

  • Preparing and providing nutritious snacks or lunches
  • Possibly preparing or starting the evening meal for the family
  • Driving kids to events, soccer practice, etc.
  • Grocery shopping
  • Light housekeeping

If you're thinking of offering someone a part time nanny job, take into consideration all of the roles and responsibilities you want her to have and ask yourself if those duties are doable in under 40 hours per week. If the workload is considerable, you might want to think about hiring full time instead. If you can't afford to hire a full time nanny, consider organizing a nanny share option with another family to help shoulder the costs.



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