Get after-school help with your children and make the most out of your Nanny.
Now that school is back in session and kids are in school for the majority of the day, having a nanny may seem like it could only be beneficial if they are watching the children full time. But we have put together some ideas of how to use an after school nanny to help you fill the gap and make life easier as we transition back to school.
Do the prep work.
After school nannies can help out parents with the children by doing things to prepare a couple of hours before the kids need to be picked up from school. They can do things like help prepare dinners, assist in school work with much more attention to individual children, and even some light clean up before they head out to pick up from schools.
Help with dinner and meals
Working out a deal and contract with your nanny to cater to more after school hours can mean they can help with more of your to-do list so you don’t have to worry about getting it all done alone. Things like having dinner ready to go and prepped in the hours before kids need to be picked up is a great way to utilize extra help. This can give them a chance to continue full-time work while also giving yourself the help you need.
Having extra help with school work
Everyone learns differently, and if you have access to someone who can give your children more attention to help them with understanding school work in their individualized learning style why not use it? A Nanny has the chance to get to know your children and understand them so they can best help them learn. This can also be a great way for your nanny to lend an extra hand as we get back into the routine of homework and projects.
Getting help with pickups and drop-offs.
If you have kids in different schools or if they all get out at different times, it can be extremely beneficial to have someone available to go to the different locations to make sure the kids are picked up on time. They can also lend themselves useful as they help with getting kids to practice for sports, clubs, and other afterschool activities.
This is a great time to revisit the idea of a nanny and work out a deal with them to ensure they are getting work that is both worth their time and beneficial for you. It is always great to keep communication up and have clear expectations worked out so no one is left in the dark. Finding a great nanny is sometimes the hardest step.
If your find yourself lost or overwhelmed you can easily contact a professional service like Seaside Staffing to help you get matched with a quality candidate