What is a Rota Nanny?
A Rota Nanny is a nanny who works on a rota system. They usually work with another nanny taking on each other’s shifts. They tend to work 24/7, then have time off. For example, they might work on a one week on/ one week off basis. This means that while one nanny is off, the other nanny on the rota is taking care of the role. While the most common is, one week on/one week off, there are also other variants of this, including three weeks or one month on, then the same time off.
What is the Benefit of a Rota Nanny?
There are a host of benefits to having a Rota Nanny. The main benefit is that the children have the same nanny for 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a set period of time.
This means the children have continuous care and this can be very useful if parents work very long hours. Rota Nannies tend to work longer hours than usual nannies and are more likely to be hired by high profile families who need continuous care for their children. Because of the nature of this, the responsibilities might be different, for example assisting with a busy international travel schedule and accompanying the family abroad to look after the children.
Key Responsibilities of a Rota Nanny
Being there for the children 24/7 on a rota
Going abroad with the children and family if required
Feed the children fresh and nutritious meals
Wash, iron and mend the children’s clothes
Wash and change the children’s bedding when needed
Organise stimulating activities
Keep the kitchen, nursery and bathroom tidy after use
Ensure the children have fresh air and exercise
Help with the children’s homework
Attend school events or trips if needed
Plan meals and a weekly shopping list for the children
Take the children to doctor and dental appointments
Pick up prescriptions and ensure medication is taken
Purchase the children’s food and clothing as required
Create a happy and relaxed environment for the children
Be loving and kind but firm when required
Make the children feel safe
Report back to the parents how the children have been each day
The Duties of a Rota Nanny
A Rota Nanny takes care of all aspects of care for your children. This could include packing for the children to go on trips, supervising children and travelling abroad with the family.
How do I Find a Rota Nanny?
We have a host of highly qualified, experienced and vetted nannies. Please get in touch by email or telephone to enquire about finding a suitable candidate.
Contact Annie’s Nannies
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