All nannies are provided with room and board. A separate bedroom, and many times a separate bathroom, will ensure privacy for each nanny.
Salary and Payment
Nannies can earn a salary ranging from $450-$1500 per week or more, depending upon experience, education and age of the nanny. All salaries must be agreed upon between nanny and family, including gross and net pay,who pays taxes, health insurance, etc. The Nanny Authority will provide information about group health insurance. Many families contribute to or pay in full the cost of healthcare coverage. This is negotiated between the nanny and family.
Transportation Expenses should also be discussed. Families pay for the nanny's airfare if she is not local. Also, families must pay for the nanny's flight home after one year or more of employment.
A typical work schedule for nannies is Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday. All nannies are given 2 days off per week. Some families require alternative days off, and this should be discussed prior to the nanny accepting a job offer.
A nanny can expect to work 45-60 hours per week and additional hours should be compensated in time or money. Nannies should receive major holidays off with pay, and 1-2 weeks paid vacation per year. Usually vacations are taken after 6 months of employment at the employer's convenience.
A nanny's primary responsibility is childcare. Daily tasks typically include:
Light housekeeping chores can include:
All responsibilities should be mutually agreed upon before a nanny commences employment.
1 Year Commitment
Nannies must commit to a minimum of one year. The Nanny Authority's Staff will make a "welcome" call to each nanny and family within the first week of the nanny's arrival.
Open communication is a key factor in the success of each placement. Our detailed Terms of Employment agreement outlines all duties, responsibilities and expectations, and has proven to be a large part of our success.
The staff at The Nanny Authority is always available to speak to our nannies about any issues they may wish to discuss. Our experienced counselors offer support and guidance to all of our nannies and are always willing to assist them confidentially in regard to any areas of concern they may have. Our goal is to maintain the most successful nanny/family relationships.
Being a nanny is a rewarding, satisfying, demanding and important job. Helping children grow and develop self-esteem, knowledge and independence requires motivation, flexibility, ingenuity and teamwork. There isn't a more rewarding career!
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