The Role of the modern Housekeeper14 September 2015
How to decide how often you need a Housekeeper24 September 2015
With children to look after and a busy job to concentrate on, there’s never enough hours in the day to do everything you’d like to. Whether it’s taking the family to the cinema or being able to stay to an evening committee meeting at the office, juggling becomes the necessary skill of every parent.
It doesn’t have to be like this though. Employing a professional Nanny means you can have support to look after the needs of your children, you can focus on your work needs during the day and one of the many rewards is that you have the luxury of being able to spend your precious spare time dedicated to enjoying being with your husband and children.
Trying to divide your time
Life without a Nanny means you may often need to be in more than one place at the same time. Whilst the school run is imminent, you could be delayed in heavy traffic heading home from work and have to be reliant on a telephone call to neighbours to pick them up or last minute arrangements with after school clubs. Employing a Nanny means they will take responsibility for ensuring the children reach school safely and are then collected at the end of the day. You can then concentrate on reaching home and feel much more relaxed.
Managing a busy home
Whether you work or not, there’s never a great deal of free time at home when you have children. Cleaning, washing, cooking and being involved in the play time of the children mean having some time when you can relax yourself is a rarity.
A full time Nanny will have the skills and expertise to take care of every aspect of looking after the children whilst you are away or at home. This will free up time for you to enjoy hobbies and pastimes or to be involved in home projects such as redecoration without the worry of what your young children are doing.
Some households combine the role of Nanny with that of Housekeeper and it’s a popular role to be offered to those with the organisational skills necessary.
Concentrating on the needs of your career
When you’re at work you need to be able to give 100% of your concentration to the task in hand. If you’re worrying because you have forgotten to make arrangements for an aspect of your children’s lives such as the food they need to take for their lunch then you can’t be fully committed to your career.
With a Nanny at home managing everything, you can know that you can attend all the meetings which are important – no matter what time of the day they take place, or you can travel to seminars or site visits around the country and not have to make special arrangements for a friend or relative to ensure the children have everything they need each day.
For nannies, Greater London is a fantastic place to work and there are always candidates with the knowledge and skillset required waiting to have the opportunity to be there as support to you. They have the whole of the city at your doorstep to take the children out during the day or to entertain them if you need to work late.
Employing a Nanny is a decision you won’t regret and you’ll soon wonder why you didn’t take action before now once you realise how much more time you have each week and how everything around you seems much easier and stress-free.