Child Care Definitions
Jobs and Descriptions
- Mother's Helper . . . Live-in teens for an "at home mom" - "an extra set of hands."
- Au Pair . . . Foreign version of Mother's Helper - not available through Heartland
- Novice Nanny . . . Mature teens, early 20's; on-the-job-training, light cleaning.
- Nanny . . . Experience and/or trained and/or college, light cleaning only.
- Housekeeper/Nanny . . . Mostly cleaning - "Will keep an eye on the kids."
- Manny . . . Male nanny.
- Governess . . . College-degree tutor and companion of children, light, child-related cleaning.
- Auntie . . . Women 30 to 49 years old for child-care.
- Granny Nanny . . . Women 50 years + for child-care.
- Shared Nanny . . . Two families split cost; and nanny cares for two sets of children, living in just one home ... More $$$ for nanny, less for each family.
- Live-out . . . Worker who does not live with or on the employer's property . . . more $$$.
- Companion . . . Live-in for care/companionship of elderly or handicapped.
- Home Assistant . . . Cares for children, but is more flexible and willing to take on more than "light housework"
- Home Manager . . . Worker who can oversee not only the children, but oversee other household staff, coordinate schedules, and generally see to the smooth running of the home - specific duties to be spelled out, in detail, and agreed to, before the first day of work.
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