Nannies are professional, in-home childcare providers. They are employed by parents to provide customized and personalized childcare for their children in their home. Nannies can often be an affordable alternative to daycare/childcare facilities, depending on the salary range being offered and especially if there is more than one child to be cared for within a family. Additionally, having a nanny provide one-on-one care and meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the children in the comfort and safety of their own home can offer many families a greater peace of mind.
Nanny Job Description - The main role of a nanny is to provide a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children thrive and develop. General responsibilities include undertaking most all tasks related to the children’s care. Each nanny position may have slightly different responsibilities, depending on the family requirements, the ages of the children and other factors, but typically nannies are responsible for keeping the children’s areas neat and tidy and doing the children’s laundry, in addition to providing attentive, high quality childcare. Nannies may transport children to and from activities, grocery shop for the children and plan the children’s daily schedule. While some families may ask the nanny to take on additional household tasks, such as housekeeping and the parent’s laundry, depending on the position, these duties may be better suited for a nanny/housekeeper or housekeeper.
Full-time nannies work 40 to 60 hours per week. Scheduling requirements will depend on the family.
Typical Salary - Salary ranges for nannies can vary greatly and depend on where a family lives, whether the position is live-in or live-out, the schedule, the job duties, the nanny's experience and education level and a family’s childcare budget. Nannies earn anywhere form minimum wage to $18 or more per hour. The International Nanny Association publishes an annual Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey that can help guide parents in determining a competitive salary. Families are encouraged to SEARCH our database for FREE to see the salaries requested by candidates registered on our site.
Benefits - While offering benefits to an employee is not required by law, doing so can make your position more attractive to candidates. Typical nanny benefits include paid vacation, paid sick days, paid holidays and partial or full contribution to the nanny’s health insurance premium. Many candidates do not expect or desire benefits while others do. This should be discussed directly between families and candidates.
Schedules - All domestic personnel position types registered at GoNannies.com must indicate their availability. They may be available part-time or full-time or both, and may also indicate whether they are available during the week, evenings, or on an occasional or as needed basis. Look for how a candidate has answered the "When Available" question to best determine their availability.
How to find and hire a nanny using GoNannies.com -
To find a nanny through GoNannies.com, families may
SEARCH our database for FREE
to preview the resumes of candidates who meet their criteria. To gain access to candidates'
contact information, the families may REGISTER and then contact the candidates directly to begin
their selection and hiring process [LEARN MORE]. All rates and responsibilities should be discussed
and confirmed directly between families and candidates.