Parents today are busier than ever, juggling their careers with their household needs, pets, hobbies, and, of course, their children.
Over half of all families in the U.S. have both parents working for another employer, and most of those employers require parents to work outside their home. There are many reasons for parents to work. But there’s no question that having two parents working can make things chaotic at home.
Fortunately, you have options when it comes to building a fulfilling career and enjoying time with your family. This blog post will discuss reasons why many parents choose to hire a hybrid nanny who can provide high-quality childcare and additional support as a housekeeper, chef, or family assistant.
You’re likely familiar with the concept of a nanny. Unlike a babysitter, who is employed temporarily for the sole purpose of ensuring your child’s safety while you are away, a nanny is an employee who becomes an integral part of your child’s life.
Nannies engage with children in meaningful ways, providing opportunities for them to learn, grow, and develop when their parents are elsewhere.
Hybrid nannies fulfill the nanny role in addition to support in other areas of the household. At Ease Family Solutions places hybrid nannies who can also be a housekeeper, cook, or family assistant.
Here are three reasons why families contact us to help them find a hybrid nanny.
1. Minimize the number of people coming into your home
It’s great to hire people who can help with different aspects of your home. But many parents prefer to minimize how many people are entering their home at a given time. This makes it easier to keep track of household staff. It can also be a safety precaution, especially in our post-COVID world.
A hybrid nanny is excellent for families who want to have a small household staff. You can benefit from the expertise of two positions while only hiring one person. Of course, it’s essential to remember that a hybrid nanny will always put your child’s care first. So, during times when your child needs their focus, their secondary role may fall by the wayside.
2. Flexibility for your schedule
If you have older children, they may not need a nanny supervising them at all times. In those instances, a hybrid nanny can focus on their secondary role as cook, housekeeper, or family assistant. Then, when your children do need the help and guidance of a nanny, they can turn their full attention to your family.
Hybrid nannies can work well for families with school-age children because they can fill much of their time managing other aspects of your house. Then, they can be available to pick the kids up from school, take them to their activities, and help with homework to free up your evenings once you are all home together.
3. Don’t worry about having to take off work when your kids are sick
Having a sick child can be a nightmare for working parents, especially if your child gets sick on the day of an important meeting.
Employing a hybrid nanny ensures that you have someone on staff who can be available to care for your child when they need help so you can focus on work without worrying about who is taking care of your child.
We think the world of our hybrid nannies. They are superheroes who help families get more time back in their day.
If you’d like to learn more about our hybrid nannies, let’s talk! Fill out a form on our website to get started.