“We hired a nanny from the Nannies4Hire website. She started on December 1, and we adore her already. She is completely attentive to my two children (18months and 3 years), she takes them for walks to the nearby park, she plays tea party, cars and trucks, reads to them, and I also have her come sometimes when I work from home, so I can work without interruption every 6 minutes! So, I have seen what she does with my kids, and the telling sign, is that when she is not here, my daughter (3) asks the nanny is coming to play with her...”
Although nannies and babysitters both provide quality childcare, there are some basic differences between the two. While some of these differences may vary from family to family there are also some generalizations that can be made regarding the two positions.
|Hired for childcare and perhaps some additional duties on a scheduled full-time or part-time basis and may live with the family.||Provides childcare "as-needed" often for multiple families.|
|Generally an employee of the family, with the employer responsible for their half of the Social Security taxes and for income tax withholding.||Considered a contract worker. The babysitter is responsible for all taxes.|
|May be paid a salary or hourly wage and may also receive vacation and/or holiday pay and perhaps other benefits.||Paid only for hours worked.|
If a nanny suits your needs, then you're in the right place. Go to the "Find a Nanny Now!" box under the Nannies4Hire logo in the upper left corner of this page and find nannies in your area that meet your needs.
Or perhaps for your family, a babysitter is the right choice. Visit our sister site Care4hire.com and browse the many babysitters listed there that are available close to your home.
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