Why choose a nanny?

What are the pros and cons of one-to-one care?


Pros of using a nanny:

  • Your child is looked after in your own home
  • One to one care that creates a similar set-up to you or your partner being at home
  • A nanny may be able to look after your child when she’s sick so you don’t have to take time off work
  • You can ask the nanny to follow your parenting style and methods
  • Potential flexibility – some nannies are willing to work short hours and part-days, while nurseries may not be that flexible
  • A nanny may be more cost-effective if you have 2 or 3 children or organise a nanny share

Cons of using a nanny:

  • If you have only one child, your little one may miss out on the social interaction skills that are learned in a nursery or potentially at a childminders.
  • You are handing over , who isn’t necessarily being observed by anyone else – there’s a involved!parenting responsibilites to a single personhuge amount of trust
  • If your nanny is ill, you’ll have to cover the childcare.
  • It can be an expensive choice. You also become an employer and are responsible for your nanny’s tax and National Insurance.

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