1. Nannies Have A Lot Of Experience.
Many nannies have been working in the field of childcare for years, or decades. They often have an educational background and have joined the field for a more personal experience. Some have children of their own back home, and choose to work abroad for extra income or to save to immigrate into Canada.
2. Nannies Are Looking For A Long Term Job.
It is not uncommon for nannies to stay with a family for two years, or sometimes for longer than that. This means that unlike short-term babysitting you get to enjoy continuity and to have someone who will develop a relationship with your child. Nannies can become a part of the family and when that happens, everyone wins.
3. Nannies Offer Flexible Childcare.
It’s not easy to work full-time when you have kids. Daycare has fixed hours so doesn’t always fit your schedule, and other types of care aren’t always ideal either. Nannies can work around your schedule and will be more willing to accept short-term or short-notice changes. They’re adaptable and they care about giving your kids the best possible child care.
4. Nannies Can Help Around The House.
Some nannies will help with housework. They are not cleaners and should not be treated as such but they can help with tidying up the kid’s room, preparing meals, and keeping the play areas tidy. That can be a big help for a busy family. Some nannies are willing to do other small jobs as necessary, but even if a nanny is offering only basic household care relating directly to the kids that is still one fewer job for mum and dad to take on, and having someone to share the load is massive.
5. Nannies Can Offer Live-In Care.
If you want to build that family feeling, having a live-in nanny is the perfect way to do so. They will bond with the kids, and give you the peace of mind that there’s another adult around.
6. Nannies Keep The House Ticking Over.
The kids get out of school before you get out of work. Imagine having someone to get the kids settled in and make them start their homework promptly, so you can just come home and relax, and ask the kids how their day went.
7. Nannies Are Like Super-Powered Babysitters.
As long as the hours that the nanny is ‘babysitting’ don’t take them over the full-time limit, you can use your nanny to let you have an evening out with your spouse. Why pay extra for a babysitter?
8. Nannies Are Affordable.
Day care is charged per child. Nannies are just an hourly wage. So, if you have more than one child having a nanny can save you money. Make sure you give your nanny tax payslips.
If you or the kids are sick, daycare might not be an option. Nanny, however, is always there.
9. Nannies Give Your Kid One And One Attention.
Daycare is good for socialization, but nannies offer one on one attention for your child. A good nanny can provide your child with activities that are designed for them and them alone, where a daycare center is forced to split their attention between too many people. If you feel like your child is under-stimulated or neglected in daycare, consider a nanny instead and let the kids socialize on play dates.
10. Nannies Become Friends.
Your nanny will grow to love your kids just like you do, and many kids build lifelong relationships with their nannies. A good nanny will want to make your children happy and keep them healthy and safe. Money cannot buy the kind of relationship that a nanny will build with her charges. When you find the right one they will truly become a part of your family, loved by you and the kids. Many families stay in touch for the long term, even after the contract comes to an end and the kids are fully grown.