Hiring a Live-In Nanny: The How and Why

October 28th, 2023
by A Nanny Match

Hiring a Live-In Nanny: The How and Why

It's no secret that finding the right childcare solution can often be a challenging task - and what if you need more coverage than a typical 9-5 schedule? One of the most flexible childcare options is to hire a live-in nanny. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits, expectations, and how A Nanny Match can help you find your ideal live-in nanny.

Round-the-Clock Care:

  • One of the most significant advantages of hiring a live-in nanny is the availability of round-the-clock care for your children. We will discuss the typical standards and expectations in more detail below.

Convenience and Flexibility:

  • Whether you have irregular working hours, work remotely, or have frequent business trips, a live-in nanny can adapt to your schedule, providing consistent and reliable childcare.

A Strong Bond:

  • Live-in nannies have the opportunity to build strong, lasting bonds with your children. This deep connection fosters trust, comfort, and emotional security, positively impacting your child's development.

Household Support:

  • Live-in nannies often provide additional household support, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and laundry. Having an extra set of hands helps your household run more smoothly and allows you to strike a better work-life balance.

Typical Expectations of a Live-In Nanny

Childcare: Their primary responsibility is your child's emotional and physical well-being.

Housekeeping: When there is time outside of caring for the children, light housekeeping tasks related to the children's areas, such as tidying their room, children's laundry, and meal preparation for the children.

Schedule: It’s essential to understand that an agreed-upon schedule is required to ensure a harmonious household between employers and employees. A typical schedule for a live-in nanny is approximately 7am - 7pm, 5 or 6 days a week. The nanny is typically not expected to wake up with children in the middle of the night except on occasion when previously discussed for additional compensation.

Privacy: A private bedroom and bathroom for the nanny.

Communication: Open and regular communication with parents regarding the child's development, needs, and any changes to the daily routine.

House Rules: Respect for the family's house rules and guidelines, including any dietary restrictions, screen time limits, or safety precautions.

Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to changes in the family's schedule, such as occasional late nights or weekend support.

How We Can Help

At A Nanny Match, we understand the unique needs of children, nannies, and families, and our dedicated team of childcare experts is committed to helping you find the perfect live-in nanny for your family. We are based in NYC and have an extensive network of professional live-in nannies who live and work nationwide.

Here's how we can assist you:

  • Extensive Screening: We meticulously vet candidates, ensuring they meet strict criteria for experience, qualifications, and clear background checks.

  • Personalized Matching: We take the time to understand your family's specific needs, matching you with a live-in nanny whose skills and personality align with your preferences.

  • Ongoing Support: Our agency provides continuous support to both families and nannies, fostering a positive working relationship and addressing any concerns that may arise.

  • Seamless Placement: We handle all the paperwork and logistics, making the process of hiring a live-in nanny as smooth as possible. We also provide our families with help and support regarding payroll and taxes by working with our partners at GTM Payroll Services.

Contact us today to discover how we can make your childcare journey a stress-free and rewarding experience.