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 CHILDCARE OPTIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY

 

 NANNY An individual (female or male) employed by a family in either a 

 live-in or live-out basis. The function of a nanny is to essentially be 

 responsible for all care of the children in the home in a largely unsupervised

 setting.  Duties are typically focused on childcare and any household chores

 or tasks related to the children. A nanny may or may not have any formal

 training; however, many have significant actual experience.

   

    Permanent an agreed upon placement by the family and nanny for a         

    minimum of one year, but typically lasts longer

    Temporary a short-term placement for a term less than 6 months    

    (traveling nannies would fall into this category)

    Part-time generally placed for a few days a week or less than 30 hours  

    a week

    Full-time typically working 40 or more hours a week, but not less than

    35 hours per week

    Nanny Share more than one family utilizing the same nanny in a given    

    week (typically a permanent position), splitting days and time as needed

    between the families

 

 BABY NURSE Also known as a Newborn Specialist.  An experienced nanny

 with training in newborn skills. She will get up for nighttime feedings while

 the new mother gets her much needed rest. If the baby is breast feeding,

 the nurse will get up with the new mother, help position the baby and carry

 him back and forth. A Baby Nurse will do the baby's laundry every day and

 help with light housekeeping and snacks. She will teach you to change

 diapers, bathe and feed the baby, or she will do it all for you. She will hold

 the baby throughout the day, providing security and affection when you 

 need a break. She will keep you company or disappear when you want to be

 alone with your new family.  Baby Nurses take a tremendous burden off of

 new fathers who may not feel capable of providing the nurturing a new baby

 and recovering wife needs. If a husband can't take time off from work, he

 knows that he is not leaving his wife to fend for herself.  Backgrounds include persons with nursing degrees, doula training or years of experience. Their main focus is the newborn.

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 CHILDCARE Often referred to as "Day Care"; this option allows parents

 the opportunity for their child to be cared for in a social setting with other

 children.  Care is given outside of the child's home by licensed and educated

 professionals.  Programs offered by Childcare facilities range from New

 Born through Preschool.  Day Care tends to take a more formal structure, 

 with education, child development, discipline and even preschool falling into

 the fold of services.

 

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 BABYSITTER Provides supervisory care of children typically on an

 as-needed basis so parents can attend to personal and business matters.  No 

 special training or background is required; however, the babysitter should 

 possess the ability to respond to a crisis situation, communicate effectively

 with parents, and have basis first aid skills.

 

 AU PAIR French term, which means "on par" or "equal to," denoting living

 on an equal basis in a reciprocal, caring relationship between the host family

 and the children. An au pair will typically be a young woman and sometimes a

 young man from a foreign country who chooses to help look after the  

 children of a host family and provide light housekeeping. The au pair is given

 room and board and is typically paid a weekly "pocket-money" salary. Au

 pairs generally stay with their host family for one year.

 

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