Being a nanny is a very rewarding occupation.
You have the opportunity to be a part of the future of
each and every child in your employer's family. A nanny's
foremost responsibility is to provide quality care and
supervision for the employer's child or children.
Caring for the children is a demanding and
time consuming job that encompasses the following duties:
Helping with numerous child-related tasks such as meal
preparation, feeding, bathing, dressing, keeping
children's rooms tidy, making children's beds, doing children's
laundry, and straightening the playroom at the end of the
day. Planning and structuring play opportunities and activities
that are developmentally appropriate for your particular
child or children. Interacting and playing with your child
or children, reading stories, providing creative experiences,
going for walks, etc. Additionally you may be called on
to help school age children with homework.
If there are hours during the day that do
not involve direct child care, light housekeeping chores
such as family laundry, loading and emptying the dishwasher,
errands, grocery shopping and dinner preparation may be
part of your nanny responsibilities.
Some nannies are qualified for other services
including the following:
Temporary Nannies - Typically
works for a family 6 months or less. Temporary nannies
may be called on for any type of
service including babysitting.
Mother's Helper - When mother returns
home from the hospital, she may want/need a mother’s helper. Families
who will hire a mother’s helper have one stay at
home parent. Responsibilities would include helping out
with the care of the children to light domestic help.
Post Natal Helper / Newborn Specialist -
Is hired to care for a baby on a temporary basis. A
post-natal helper will assist in all newborn needs that
take place during the day or night. They will feed, burp,
diaper, rock, sing, administer medicine (upon parent’s
approval), etc. A post-natal helper may work as little
as a week or may work until that new little one is on a
regular sleeping schedule. A post-natal helper must have
experience with newborns and may have experience with multiples
Night Nanny - Is a childcare professional
who works overnight shifts after the baby arrives home
from the hospital. The Night Nanny's responsibilities include
caring for the infant(s), bottle-feeding and/or breastfeeding
support for the mother, comforting the infant(s), changing
diapers, and tidying the nursery. The Night Nanny can also
implement a sleep schedule to help infants sleep through
the night. Night Nannys may also perform light housework
that pertains to the baby: including washing bottles and
breast pump equipment, preparing formula for the following
day, emptying the diaper pail and helping with the baby's
A Post Natal Helper - Has more experience
than a night nanny. She
can teach the mother how to swaddle, burping positions,
bathing routines, and even help with getting the baby on
a sleep schedule. A Post Natal Helper may help with
the infant's laundry, and any other required infant care.
Summer Nanny - Works summers on a full time or part-time
basis. Nannies can plan fun activities and outings for
children as well as take children to activities the parents
may already have scheduled. Most summer nannies are college
students or teachers who are interested in caring for children
during the summer months. Nannies' salaries vary depending
on experience, education, hours needed, number of children
and responsibilities. In East Texas, most summer nannies
earn between $9-$12 per hour.
Governess - A governess normally watches school age children
and is considered more of an educator or tutor. A governess
helps the children excel in school, teaches the children
when they are not in school, supervises the child's visiting
friends, and helps maintain the household.
Personal Assistant / House Manager - May or may not have
any childcare duties. The personal assistant is present
to assist employers in day to day needs. A personal
assistant may help with light housework, errands, laundry,
vacation planning, meal preparation, help in the office,
etc. The house manager may oversee all estate staff,
know their responsibilities, and follow through to be sure
the staff meet expectations. A house manager assures
the house "runs" smoothly leaving you freed from household
Baby Sitter or Child Sitter - A baby-sitter
supervises the children. She puts their safety first and
tends to their needs as requested by the parents. A baby-sitter
does not have any household duties. She must have a minimum of two
years experience, excluding your own children or children of relatives.
Baby sitters and child sitters are paid hourly and are
hired on an irregular basis.
Our services include evening & weekend sitters, hotel
babysitting (for out of town guests), on call sitters (in
absence of regular child care), sick care programs (when
daycare is not an option), event help (weddings, conventions,
etc.), and much more!!
Many of our babysitters are:
- Current or former nannies who are
available weekends and/or evenings.
- College students who are majoring
in early childhood education or a related field.
- People with teaching or daycare
- Mothers, who have raised their
own children and wish to continue working with kids.
- ALL sitters must have their own
- ALL sitters are screened in the
to the same extent as other nannies