I have been unbelievably fortunate to have had one, and only one, nanny with my daughters since their birth. She’s not paid much and I’m not wealthy (not by a long shot. In fact, I don’t even like the word “nanny” because it sounds too posh. I usually use the term “babysitter”). On several occasions, I’ve even offered to refer her to families where she could make twice and even three times as much money. Nonetheless, she stays with us and I do everything I can think of to keep her happy. Here’s a few of them: Read more
Part-time nanny, live-in nanny, mother’s helper. There are endless caregiver names posted all over caregiving websites. It can be confusing for both families looking to hire a sitter and caregivers searching for jobs. Here’s a look at how we would define the roles.
But no matter what name you choose, one thing remains the same — caregivers have the great responsibility of supervising children in a way that is healthy and safe. And hopefully everyone has fun in the process. Read more