A range of dependable, consistent childcare services for families with young children and babies
Polkadot nannies and sitters has a portfolio of professional childcare services that are designed to make life easier for families with young children and babies who need high quality support in and around the home.
Please read the following job descriptions for our nannies, mothers’ helps and babysitters for guidance on the childcare service that meets your requirements.
The role of a nanny:
A nanny is responsible for looking after children in their own home and is expected to engage the children in stimulating activities and carry out nursery duties, such as cooking nutritional meals, keeping the children’s rooms clean and washing their clothes. The nanny will generally have sole charge of the child/children, sharing care with the parents on occasion. If you require more domestic cleaning to be carried out then we can help you find a nanny/housekeeper who would do all the roles of a nanny but with
household chores, family cooking and laundry etc included. A nanny can live in or live out depending on your preference.
The role of a mothers’ help:
A mothers’ help works alongside the mother/father, helping her/him to run the house an
d care for the children. He/she is generally not given sole charge of the children for long periods of time but is there to support you in and around your home. As well as childcare mothers’ helps can assist you with chores and errands and can provide that extra pair of hands you need. Many childcarers use this role as a stepping stone in between nursery work and sole charge nanny work as it gives them valuable experience of working with children in their home environment.
The role of a babysitter:
A babysitter is responsible for looking after children in their own home, normally the babysitter works in the evening whilst the parents are out. The babysitter will put the children to bed and care for them for the night. Usually a babysitter would arrive at your home after the children have had their dinner and bathtime, however if you need temporary or emergency childcare for one day up to 13 weeks Polkadot nannies and sitters also provide a bespoke adhoc nanny and mothers’ help service
The role of a holiday nanny:
A holiday nanny travels with the family and helps care for the children, engaging them in activities throughout the day as
well as helping with mealtimes, bath and bedtime routine feeding and dressing etc. A holiday nanny will also be on hand to babysit for the children if the parents wish to go out. Many families ask their nanny to accompany them as part of their contract but if you just need that extra pair of hands on your next holiday please get in touch.
The role of a temporary nanny / mothers’ help:
A temporary nanny/mothers’ help is responsible for looking after children in their own home and is expected to engage the children in stimulating activities and carry out nursery duties, such as cooking nutritional meals, keep the children’s rooms clean and washing their clothes. The same role would be expected as that of a permanent sole charge nanny. This service has proven to be very useful in such cases as a families nanny taking unexpected absence from work to a Mum needing an afternoon without the children to go Christmas shopping. We can provide a temporary nanny/mothers’ help at short notice or if you have a set of future dates in the diary let us know, this is a bespoke service aimed at suiting your needs – please get in touch to find out more.