A Nanny comes into the home on a daily basis and can work up to 10 hours within the day. Responsibility and maturity are essential in a role that requires them to take charge of children in addition to other household duties. Creativity is important too, for example, organising activities which promote all areas of learning and providing an environment in which a child will flourish.
Usual requirements are a recognised childcare qualification and relevant experience (either in a nursery environment or with a previous family).
A Parents Helper tends to be someone who is either newly qualified or unqualified but has some experience in the care of children. They may have been caring for children for many years or they may be someone who has a love of children and is starting out on a career in childcare. They are usually prepared to do some light housework and may require some direction to meet your children's needs. A Parent helper is perfect if you work from home or just need an extra pair of hands. Normally, they work under supervision but, on occasion, might be left in sole charge of children for brief periods of time.
Maternity Practitioners are trained or experienced Nurses and Nannies who specialise in the care of newborn babies. They help parents prepare for and adjust to the first few weeks/months of the new baby’s life – supporting the family as it settles into a routine. This is normally takes between 4--8 weeks. although the exact period can depend on individual circumstances.
Baby-Sitter/Mobile Creche Worker
The majority of assignments for Babysitters and Mobile Crèche Workers tend to be during evenings and weekends. Staff are normally expected to be working towards or hold a recognised childcare qualification or to have relevant experience.