Although many families think of nannies as being the preserve of the rich and famous, the reality is that for lots of parents, a nanny is the best and most cost-effective form of childcare out there. Read on to discover five reasons why your family needs a nanny!
Childcare when you need it
Work shifts or weekends? An early start or the occasional late finish? Large numbers of childcare providers have set hours. If your work pattern falls outside these hours, finding appropriate childcare can be a nightmare. Nannies can be there when you need them, providing childcare that matches your lifestyle.
For some children, childcare is a mix 'n' match between nursery, grandparents, friends, and a child minder. Although some children can cope with such a diversity of fresh faces, for many, consistency matters. A nanny provides a set routine and a consistent, friendly face that can have many positive benefits for children.
No need for a live-in nanny
Not all nannies are live-in staff. Whilst some may share your home, others can commute, providing childcare for set hours. They may be full-time or part-time, enabling you to only pay for the childcare you need. In many cases, a nanny can cost less than a nursery place, whilst frequently providing a superior standard of care. Remember that one nanny can care for several children, at no additional cost. In comparison, nurseries require a fee for each child who attends.
Your child, your rules!
Nurseries may offer excellent provision, but inevitably their service is a generic one. Your nanny provides childcare that fits with your parenting style: from ensuring your child has the diet you feel is best for them through to sticking to your preferences regarding nap times, education, discipline and exercise, your nanny ensures your parenting values are maintained, even if you're not there.
Nannies know what they're doing!
Nannies are childcare professionals, with an excellent understanding of what's needed to bring up healthy, happy, and well-adjusted children. Using their expertise optimises the chances of your family thriving as they grow.
To find out more about the benefits of using a nanny, please get in touch with us at Hire Me A Nanny!