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
- Nannies instead of nurseries
- What are the different types of nanny?
- Childminders – what you need to know
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.