Summer is right around the corner, which means a lot of families are getting ready for the ultimate summer vacation. This year, make your vacation even more unforgettable by hiring a travel nanny to care for your children while you and your spouse get some much-needed rest and alone time.
Family vacations are special times in your life. You get to explore the world and watch as your kids have new experiences right before your eyes!
A travel nanny doesn’t take any of the magic away from your family. Instead, they add to it! Here are a few ways families can benefit from hiring a nanny for their next vacation.
Watch the kids at night
Imagine spending an entire day with your family sightseeing, trying new foods, and going on adventures. By the end of the day, your kids are tired. They’re ready to eat some dinner, watch a little TV, then hop into bed. Meanwhile, you and your spouse are dreaming about hitting the town and checking out the local nightlife.
This is where a travel nanny comes in! Your nanny can take care of feeding the kids, getting them bathed, reading them a bedtime story, and tucking them in safe and sound. The night is yours to do as you please, knowing that your kids are being cared for by someone you know and trust.
Keep the kids occupied during the day
Your nanny can do more than just care for the kids at night. They can also wake up early with them in the morning while you sleep in to feed them breakfast, take them sightseeing, go to the pool, or do whatever they want to do!
Many busy professionals need to spend at least some of their vacation time working. While you’re on calls with clients or managing a crisis at work, your nanny can spend time with the kids, making sure they’re having a blast on vacation instead of sitting bored in the hotel room.
Entertain kids on long flights or car rides
A travel nanny can keep your children entertained and happy as you travel to your destination. Whether you are flying in an airplane or hitting the road in your car, a travel nanny can make the journey more enjoyable for everyone by focusing on your children’s needs.
Having a nanny with you on vacation can be a great way to make the most out of every minute of your family vacation. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you book your trip.
It’s your vacation, not theirs
Remember that your nanny is working when they travel with you, not on vacation. Therefore, they should be compensated appropriately, including for travel time. Treat your vacation like a business trip for your nanny, not their PTO. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us about the best ways to compensate your travel nanny!
Flexible options exist
Some families take their nanny with them for their entire vacation. Others only hire a travel nanny for the days and nights they need them. We can help you find flexible nanny options for your next vacation.
Communicate expectations ahead of time
Make sure you and your nanny are aligned when it comes to their expected duties on your vacation. You should both sign off on compensation, boarding arrangements, and an itinerary before you leave for your trip to avoid any disagreements later.
We know you’re ready to get away, and we want to help you make this summer vacation the best one yet with support from a travel nanny.
We have flexible solutions for families that can help you maximize your time away from home without sacrificing the quality of care your children receive. Learn more about our solutions, or contact us to get started!