Many families try to cut corners when it comes to hiring outside help. They believe that a nanny can also clean their house, or a housekeeper can take care of their children in addition to making sure their home is spotless. However, this is not always the case. The last thing you want to do is to wear your employee too thin.
"Though this has been the culture for years – housekeepers acting as nannies – this is not always in the best interest of the child. Plus the amount of work being asked of one person is ridiculous," Jacqueline Hall-Stewart tells news source Jamaica Gleener. "[…] My children are too precious to leave with someone who has to balance so many tasks, within a limited time."
Additionally, housekeepers aren't always trained in child care and vice versa. You may feel more comfortable knowing that your child's nanny boasts years of experience within her field and also has important skills, such as CPR.
When you hire multiple employees, you can ensure that your home will truly run smoothly. This is especially true if you live in a large space and have more than one child. It takes many hands, eyes and ears to make sure that everyone and everything is cared for.
If you're in need of a new household employee, including a nanny or housekeeper, be sure to contact Colonial Domestic Agency. We background check all of our applicants, ensuring that you'll hire the very best in the business. To find out more about our services, browse our website or give us a call!