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Childcare Nannies FAQ

Keep in mind that the amount of housework a nanny can realistically be expected to perform will depend on the amount of care she/he needs to provide. The child or children being cared for will always come first. For example, if you have only one child, and he/she is five years old or older and goes to school, a nanny should have time to do a fair amount of housekeeping. However, if you have three small children, all under the age of five, a nanny may not have as much time, if any time, for housework. You should not expect a nanny to be able to do more than you yourself can do. Your expectations must be realistic.

  • What are the responsibilities of a childcare nanny?
  • How much does it cost to hire a nanny?
  • Should I hire a local nanny or an overseas nanny?

A nanny’s main duty is to provide primary childcare attending to the physical, emotional, and social needs of the child or children being cared for. In addition to that, nannies may carry out duties related to housekeeping (e.g., laundry/ironing, cleaning washrooms, vacuuming, dusting, washing floors, spot cleaning walls, etc.), grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal preparation. Regarding meals, typically your nanny will prepare any meals that fall within her/his hours of work. Outdoor yard work such as gardening, mowing the lawn, and shovelling snow are never included in a nanny’s duties.

Keep in mind that the amount of housework a nanny can realistically be expected to do will depend on the amount of care she/he needs to provide. The child or children being cared for will always come first. For example, if you have only one child, and he/she is five years old or older and goes to school, a nanny should have time to do a fair amount of housekeeping. However, if you have three small children, all under the age of five, a nanny may not have as much time, if any time, for housework.

For More Information Regarding Our “Competitive Rates” please contact the respective office in your area:

Employers must pay the minimum wage (according to Job Bank) to their nanny, whether he/she is a local nanny or a nanny you have pursued from overseas. Minimum wages are determined by local (provincial and territorial ministries of labour.

The staff at Preferred Personnel of Canada Inc. will assist you in determining if a local nanny or an overseas nanny would better suit the needs of your family. Keep in mind that the process of hiring an overseas nanny will take several months, and you will need to sign a minimum 2-year contract with an overseas nanny. If you require a nanny immediately, Preferred has a pool of local nannies available for possible quicker placement.

Eldercare Nannies FAQ

  • What are the responsibilities of an eldercare caregiver?
  • How much does it cost to hire a nanny?

A caregiver’s main duty is to provide primary care to the elderly / disabled individual.

This includes providing any basic care that does not legally need to be performed by a locally licensed nurse, physician, or other medical professional. It will also include providing assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, and feeding.

In addition, caregivers may carry out light housekeeping duties, run errands, plan and prepare meals, do the grocery shopping, and transport the elderly individual to medical appointments, social activities, etc.

Regarding meals, typically the caregiver will prepare any meals that fall within her/his hours of work. Keep in mind that the amount of housework a caregiver can realistically be expected to do will depend on the amount of care she/he needs to provide to the elderly / disabled individual in her/his care.

For More Information Regarding Our “Competitive Rates” please contact the respective office in your area:

Employers must pay the minimum wage (according to Job Bank) to their nanny, whether he/she is a local nanny or a nanny you have pursued from overseas. Minimum wages are determined by local (provincial and territorial ministries of labour.

Steps to Hire a Nanny/Caregiver

  • Fill out our Preferred Contact form on our contact page
  • Preferred Consultation (on the phone)
  • Hiring process begins