What Type of Nanny Do You Need?


Depending on your family’s needs, your home may benefit from having a nanny that is experienced in a specific type of care.

Benefits of Hiring a Nanny

Are you looking to a hire a nanny to not only take the stress of bringing the kids to school, after-school activities, cooking meals, but also teaching them proper decorum, helping them with their academic development, and teaching them a foreign language? Give your children the competitive edge by hiring a career nanny through British American Household Staffing.


Typical Duties of a Nanny

The nanny’s priority is the care and safety of the child or children. Nannies responsibilities could include transportation to and from school and activities, arranging play dates, planning education activities, homework help, dressing and potty training if needed, meal prep, children’s laundry, housekeeping as it relates to the children and reading and engaging with each child’s intellectual development.


What Type of Nanny Do You Need? 

Understanding each family’s specific needs are necessary in order to match the perfect nanny. What are the ages of the children? Would a nanny specializing in education and tutoring be ideal? Does the family travel extensively? Do the children need full-charge care? Would a high-energy nanny that can keep up with busy schedules be best? Or would your children thrive with a calm, quiet presence? Do you employ other staff in your home and need a team player, or a nanny that works best autonomously and knows what to do with little direction?


Beyond the basic nanny duties, many experienced candidates bring further expertise. Depending on your needs and a nanny’s qualifications, your home may benefit from one of the following types of nannies:


Full Time Nanny

The most common kind of nanny is one that works full-time with one family. Exact schedule depends on the family, but full time nannies most often care for the children while the parents are at work and/or handling household management beyond childcare. A full time nanny will be comfortable working with other household staff, coordinating calendars, planning activities for the children, preparing food for the children and keeping all the children’s areas neat and tidy.


Part Time Nanny

Part-time nannies offer much needed support for busy families that need afterschool or weekend childcare. Afterschool pickups and transportation is a usual responsibility for part-time nannies.



Many of BAHS’s nannies have extensive backgrounds in education and childhood development. A nanny-tutor will be able to prioritize educational activities and work with each child’s unique learning styles to foster an engaging environment. Many nanny-tutors also speak a second or third language and can instill a multi-lingual approach to childcare.


Travel Nanny

For on-the-go families, a nanny well-versed in traveling is essential. A travel nanny will know how to pack, arrange travel, manage children through transit hubs and be able to problem solve in an unfamiliar environment when necessary.


Nanny/Personal Assistant

The nanny that can take on personal assistant tasks can be a big help for busy families with older children that don’t need as much attention. Your nanny/personal assistant’s first priority will be childcare, but when they children are at school or afterschool activities, they will be able to help out in other ways in your home. Errand running, calendar coordination and household organization tasks can be given to a Nanny/PA, sometimes called a Family Assistant.


Newborn Nanny

Nannies that specialize in newborn care have extensive experience with newborns, infants and toddlers. They will understand the specific needs of each child’s development stage and be able to navigate each stage’s unique challenges.


Working with British American Household Staffing to Find Your Nanny 

Still not sure exactly what type of nanny your home needs? Contact our office to be connected with an expert recruiter that can assess your needs and recommend the right nanny for your family.


Because every family’s needs are different, our commitment as your nanny agency is to provide expert service that saves you time, ensures all details are in order and matches a nanny that compliments your home and unique needs. We believe that if both sides of the placement - family and nanny - are beyond satisfied in their placement, the relationship will be happier, more successful and longer-lasting.