Nannies Babysitters and Baby Nurses
We can provide childcare to meet the varying needs of individual families including live out help, live in help, governesses, tutors, drivers, weekend help, temp help and on call help. Because finding the perfect nanny is a critical decision, we invest the time and resources to find you a nanny best suited for your family. We personally interview the childcare experts, and then with the assistance of a private detective service, we perform thorough background, reference and DMV checks. The total comfort and security of you and your family are of utmost importance to us. Our governesses have formal education and must have a minimum of four years of experience with formal experience with a family. Formal education may include childhood development, child psychology, teaching, nursing, and/or credentials and certification from an established , accredited and highly recognized nanny institution.
Baby Nurse/ Doula
The Help Company has been offering the finest baby nurses in the country. They range of NNEB’s (2 year trained English baby nurses) to loving women that have taken courses in becoming the best newborn specialist. They have been trained to help the mom in sleep training, coddling, feeding, pumping, problems w/ breast feeding and engorgement. They have tricks for helping you with your colicky baby, twins and triplets. They are available for 24 hours, 12 hours, or just small shifts to come in and help you when you are finding you need another pair of hands and general support for your family.
The primary responsibility of the Nanny is child care. Typical tasks are:
- Meals for the children
- Teacher or help with homework (tutor)
- Play (small or large motor activities)
- Communication with families and teachers if needed
- Age Appropriate Activites
- Driving to and from school and other activities
- Scheduling (Dr appts, after school activites, etc.)
The housekeeping chores of the Nanny include:
- Organization of Children’s rooms and playroom
- Children’s laundry
- The kitchen after preparing children’s meals
- Leaving the house as clean as it was when the Nanny arrived
The Nanny might offer:
- Family laundry
- The dishwasher
- Errand running
A typical live-out work schedule is a 5-day work week, working approximately 40-55 hours per week. Any overtime over 40 hours per week should be compensated at time and a half (1.5 times the nannies hourly rate.) A live-in nanny should be provided with room and board along with an appropriate salary. Usually the live-in nanny works longer hours, so the compensation often is the same, and sometimes more than a live-out salary. This depends on the hours of the position. Live in nannies do not have to be paid for overtime hours, but are entitled to their hourly rate for every hour they work.
All salaries should be discussed and arranged between the nanny and the family. Our agency can help negotiate if need be. The salary should be discussed on a gross basis, and both the employer and the employee should report taxes. We can help you with that service.
Transportation costs should also be discussed, and whether the nanny is to use her car or the family car.
All responsibilities of your position should be mutually agreed upon before a nanny commences employment.
We can provide a Client Caregiver Agreement which lays out any and all expectations from the family for the nanny. Please call us for more details.
The Help Company is excited to be working with THE NANNY DOCTOR, a licensed clinical psychologist who will consult with you and help you through the staffing process. Dr. Lindsay Heller, will support you in the screening process, and help you with a job description, and hold your hand through this stressful ordeal. If you are having any staffing problems, conflicts with staff, or just help in transitioning your old staff out, and your new staff in, this is the ideal person for you. We are excited that she will be helping us optimize the experience of finding and keeping your nanny. As an exclusive gift the Help Company clients, she will provide a complimentary, 1 hour in-home consultation to help with any of those needs.
If you do not need full time help, please inquire about our The Help Company Club, which is a perfect way to have our babysitters on call on an as needed basis.