children painting craftsDuties of a nanny
The duties of your nanny should be solely childcare, this means they should not perform any housekeeping or cleaning duties that are not related to the children.
A nannies duties can include, but not be limited to :

  • Physical care of the children. Ensuring their safety.
  • Creating a diverse, stimulating daily schedule that engages the children in activities to promote healthy mental, physical and emotional development.
  • Educational activities and games (to aid in learning a second language for example)
  • Taking children on age appropriate outings
  • Organising social activities such as play dates
  • Keeping current schedule (extracurricular activities, appointments etc)
  • Communicating with parents on all aspects of their time spent with the children
  • Keeping track of and informing parents of their development and progress
  • Help with homework
  • Preparation of well balanced meals
  • Cleaning and tidying the children’s bedroom/playroom
  • Washing and ironing of children’s clothes
  • Caring for the children when they are sick
  • Preparation for holidays, weekends away etc (packing)
  • Travelling with the family (if pre agreed)


Employer responsibilities

The family are responsible for the costs related to interviewing a candidate.

We recommend the salary to be between 500Euros – 1200Euros net per week.
This recommendation is based on a full time position (40-50 hours per week) plus some babysitting (once or twice per week)

Salary should correspond to qualifications held, experience, previous salaries and if accommodation is provided.

The family is responsible for the related social security charges.

The childcarer is entitled to 2 full days off per week and 5 weeks of paid holiday (per annum) plus bank holidays.

In addition, all work related expenses are the responsibility of the family.

If you have had a nanny previously, we suggest putting them in touch with your new childcarer as she will have invaluable insight and tips for the new nanny.