The Pros of Nanny Care

Hiring a nanny to look after the kids is actually a pretty smart decision. There are many benefits to hiring a nanny over sending the kids to daycare for hours on end. Just in case you are on the fence about using nanny care, we have some reasons as to why it could be the right choice for you!

Your Child Gets Lots of One-on-One Attention

Have you seen a modern daycare? It can be crazy and fun for the kiddos, however there may not be as many adults supervising as you’d prefer! If you have a nanny, your kids will get extra special attention. Even if you have three kids, it is better numbers than what will be at a daycare. Your child will really get to know their caregiver and you do not have to worry about them being overlooked in a group.

Quality Time with Brothers And Sisters

Many daycares split kids up into age groups but as your home is essentially the daycare centre, siblings will have to play together, work together and in general build the foundations of a strong and loving relationship. Even if they fight like cats and dogs sometimes, nanny care is a great way to get the kids to spend quality time together without mom and dad being there.

It Is So Much More Convenient for Everyone

Who wants to have to drive the kids to daycare, go to work and then go and pick them up at the best of times, let along during one of our brutal winters? With nanny care, it all happens in your own home. You don’t have to rush around and make sure they are at daycare on time and it lowers the odds of you being late for work. It is an environment your kids already know and love, so it is far less stress for them. Things can move at a much slower and more natural pace, which is way better than you stressing out trying to find your child’s sock so you can get on the road!

When Your Child is Sick, It Can Be a Life Saver

We have all been there: we get ready for work, we go to wake our kiddo and they are sick! It can be a real nightmare trying to organize someone to come over and watch them so you can go to work. It may even end up causing you to call in yourself. With nanny care, you have that built in life line. They get to stay home with their nanny, just as they always do, and you get to go to work. No more trying to find a relative at the last minute!

Organizing Fun Days Is Much Easier

Even though your kiddos are with a nanny, it doesn’t mean that they can’t get out to socialize!  There are often mom/nanny and child music classes, play groups, or activities in the local community centre.  You can also organize more casual outings with other moms or nannies and children in your area.

Your kids on an outing with their nanny is likely to go smoothly. From organizing play dates with other kids, going to the park, swimming, baking cookies or just having a lazy day reading together, the possibilities are endless. Your nanny only has your children to care for, and it can make weekday outings smoother for child and adult.

 

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Pros of Nanny Care. For more great pros of nanny care, see our post The Golden Perks of Choosing a Nanny over a Daycare.

If you feel inspired to go the nanny route, we can help you get them started on the payroll side. We know everything there is to know about payroll tax, we can set up your CRA and WCB accounts. As tax experts, we can cover all your payroll, deductions, and tax filing needs, and we ensure you are compliant with your provincial Employment Standards. Give us a call at 1.877.626.6982, or sign up for a free trial through our website. There are no set up fees and no long term commitments!

Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver