Strong families. Happy Children. Hiring a nanny is perhaps the most important hiring decision you’ll ever make; a positive influence that will last a lifetime. Our experienced, loving, and professional nannies and caregivers can be hired part-time, full-time, either on a live-in or live-out basis. Nannies plan age-appropriate fun games, create arts and crafts projects, and do various other activities which stimulate the child’s learning, imagination, and development. The nanny’s focus is on the children, including preparing their meals, doing their laundry, and other duties relating specifically to care of the children. Their background is a combination of education, nanny and/or teaching experience, and continuing education hours.
For questions related to our pricing structure, please visit our pricing section. To get started with the process of connecting with a great nanny, please fill out our family application. If you have any other questions, please visit our Frequently asked questions section.
A nanny is a child-care specialist whose workplace is a family’s private home. A nanny is employed by a family to provide the highest level of customized child care and to give personalized attention to the family’s children. A nanny may be employed full-time or part-time, and the nanny may or may not live with the family. The nanny’s role is to provide support to the family by serving as a loving, nurturing, and trustworthy companion to the children.
A nanny will have specialized child care skills, a deep understanding of the childcare process, and a genuine love of caring for children. A nanny offers the family convenient and consistent high quality child care by meeting each child’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs.
Nannies work right in your home, caring for your children and tending to all of their needs. They shop for healthy foods, and can plan and cook tasty and nutritious meals. Nannies see that the breakfasts and lunches they serve are not only well-balanced, but also appealing to your children. Many Nannies keep a file of recipes the children like and at mealtimes they help teach table manners. Nannies wash the children’s breakfast and lunch dishes and clean up the kitchen or dining room. When caring for infants, Nannies prepare formula or reserved breast milk and sterilize bottles. As a rule, nannies do not cook for the whole family, but some do start dinner preparations.
Nannies can wash, iron, and mend the children’s clothing. They help older children learn to choose outfits that are right for the occasion and they teach the youngsters to keep closets and drawers neat. Nannies do not necessarily do family laundry, but that is something that can be discussed with the individual nanny.
Supervising toddlers during bath time is another duty of Nannies, as is bathing babies and changing their diapers. Nannies help with hair combing, shoe-tying, and homework. They put Band-Aids on scraped knees, take care of sick children, and follow the physician’s instructions in giving medicine.
Planning safe amusement, both indoors and out, is a large part of a Nanny’s job. They devise and play games that are suitable for the ages of the children. They closely monitor television viewing and they help youngsters learn how to both play alone and get along with others. They may plan and oversee birthday parties and other social events. All Nannies read to their children; some sing. They give infants the rocking and cuddling that is vital to normal growth, and they soothe the hurt feelings of older children. Perhaps most importantly, they make children feel secure while their parents are away from home.
Nannies do not necessarily do general housework, but they do pick up after the children. They teach their charges to take care of their own belongings and they discipline the children in ways that follow the wishes of the parents. Nannies drive the children to lessons or appointments and they may also take over carpool duties. Sometimes Nannies may run errands for the family. When the whole family takes a trip, the Nanny often travels with them.
In general, Cambridge Nanny Group only places full-time nannies with client families. The pool of qualified part-time nannies available to work long-term with families is very limited so we typically only work with clients who are seeking to hire a nanny who will work at least 40 hours a week.
Live-In nannies share the same responsibilities as a live-out nanny but they live in the family’s home. The hourly rate is typically lower since they receive room and board. Busy families who need childcare beyond the typical 8am-6pm hours, parents who travel often, and those with very young children benefit greatly from a live-in arrangement.
Nanny Managers are warm, enthusiastic caregivers hired by a private family to care for the family’s children, either on a live-in or live-out basis. These are professional caregivers who, along with general Nanny responsibilities (see above), can pick the children up from school, organize after-school activities, tutor, run errands, grocery shop, provide mature supervision and security while traveling, and pull together a basic evening meal following the family’s favorite recipes. Training and experience are required, though the caregivers often have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a field related to childcare services.
After School Nanny
When the school bell rings we’ll help you fill in the gap until your home from the office. Imagine coming home to a relaxed environment; to a place where everything is handled. Homework is done, chores are completed, and dinner is ready. Advancing your career doesn’t mean that your home can’t be well-run as well.
Our after school nannies are your extra set of hands. Whether its juggling soccer practice, dance lessons, or band practice – we can help manage your family’s tight schedule.
Family Personal Assistant
Do you need a right-hand person in your home to handle travel itineraries, manage your schedule, set up appointments, pay bills, handle correspondence, or run errands? Our skilled personal assistants are computer literate and proficient in mobile technology and a variety of computer applications. Cambridge Nanny Group has assistants available to work part time or full time to keep your life running smoothly. These assistants are familiar with business and social etiquette. They will be maintaining office files, schedule all appointments, handle and sync calendars, and handle expense reports. Some are brilliant with event coordination, party planning, overseeing household remodeling and new construction, and project management. They There are well organize, detail oriented, and and able to handle private information with the highest level of confidentiality.
Housekeepers clean private homes, buy food, cook and serve meals, and do laundry for family members. Some housekeepers work for several households, spending one or two days a week with each one. These housekeepers are called day workers. Other housekeepers work full-time for one family.
The duties of individual domestic housekeepers vary widely. Some have complete the responsibility and authority to plan and carry out many household duties. Others are given very specific duties and are closely supervised. Housekeepers may plan, cook, and serve meals and clean up after food is eaten. They may buy food and household supplies. Sometimes they care for children, helping them to eat, dress, and bathe.
Domestic housekeepers may clean floors, windows, furniture, and other areas. They make beds and change linens. They may wash, iron, and mend clothes and linens. Sometimes housekeepers perform such services as answering the telephone, receiving visitors, and exercising pets.
The House Manager combines the dual responsibilities of a nanny/housekeeper that cares for a family’s children and for the upkeep of their home. The nanny/housekeeper typically works in an environment where the family’s children spend a significant amount of time out of the house, such as spending mornings at school. The nanny/housekeeper’s childcare responsibilities include full supervision of children while they are in the house, attention to their meals, dressing, and hygiene. The nanny/housekeeper’s housekeeping responsibilities include daily making of beds and general straightening out of living spaces, washing the children’s laundry and bedding, dusting and polishing furniture, sweeping, and mopping floors, maintaining a clean and tidy bathroom, vacuuming, and other helpful tasks.
The nanny/housekeeper may occasionally clean ovens, refrigerators, and wax floors, they may do the parents’ laundry and bedding, and they may run family errands. They may also supervise outside vendors in the home (carpet cleaning, window washing, plumbing, etc.).
A nanny/housekeeper often work eight to ten hours per day, around five days per week, and generally expect two consecutive days off. A nanny/housekeeper may be a live-in or live-out. The nanny/housekeeper works under the minimal supervision of the adult members of the family and must be a self-starter, show sound judgment, be committed to the well-being of children, and be able to take initiative. Please note this service is only available to families with school-age children.
A multiples specialist is a nanny who works with families that have twins, triplets or higher order multiples. They perform the same duties as a regular nanny, but with the added bonus of having extensive experience, making them specialists in the area of caring for multiple children at one time.
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth along with emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. When you leave the hospital after giving birth to your child, you will require plenty of rest and relaxation. Our experienced Postpartum caregivers are trained to care for mothers and their families in this time of need.
Cambridge Nanny Postpartum Doula Service: Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester. Assists with newborn care, sibling care, family adjustment, meal preparation, errand running and light household tidying. Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents.
Newborn care specialists, also known as Night Nannies or Night Nurses are the saving grace for working moms or mothers who have more than one child. Newborn specialists work 10 hour shifts, helping new parents to achieve a restful night’s sleep by getting up with the baby, feeding or bringing the baby to the nursing mom, changing the baby, rocking the baby, doing the baby’s laundry and more. With one of our experienced, certified, Newborn Care Specialists, families can rest easy with the knowledge that their children are in safe hands.