Getting your kid ready for daycare in the morning can be quite the task when you’re trying to get ready for work at the same time. With all of this stress and so little time, you’ve no doubt thought that there must be some alternative; you might have thought about hiring a nanny but dismissed the idea thinking that it would be difficult to find the right one. Nannies are much more common than you might expect, whether they’re hired full-time, just for after-school and weekends, or for the summers, when you’re always scrambling to find daycare and babysitters.
Thanks to websites catering to parents and nannies, going online can streamline your search for a full-time nanny.You can browse through nanny profiles on sites like CanadianNanny.ca to look at their salary expectations, credentials, experience, and availability. You also get the ability to filter nannies by things like language, their ability to care for pets, and whether they can deal with any particular disabilities or other issues that might make it difficult to find a suitable nanny. This makes the process a lot simpler; you can learn more about going online to find full-time childcare at Canadiannanny.ca/guide, a handy resource for parents new to the world of nannies.
Hiring a full-time nanny is easier than ever, but if you still feel like it’s a luxury, keep in mind the benefits of employing a full-time, reliable childcare provider.
·You never have to scramble to find a babysitter when you have to work late, travel for your job, when there’s a PA day you completely forgot about, or when you just want a breath of fresh air in your relationship and a date night with your partner.
·Having a single childcare provider, rather than going to a daycare, gives your child the consistency and stability of a one-on-one bond.
·You don’t have to rush to get them dressed and off to the daycare in the morning; especially with a live-in nanny, that will be part of their responsibilities.
Daycare centres can be crowded, especially if they’re not licensed (a problem that’s becoming ever more common in cities across Canada, especially in Toronto), and kids don’t get that much individual attention. There’s also the fact that you don’t really get any choice in the other children at the daycare centre, so there is a distinct possibility that it could result in a difficult experience. And if your kid is autistic or has other special needs, that just takes things to a whole new level — hiring a nanny online provides you with the ability to ensure that your child’s special needs are met, and makes it easier to find someone who knows how to deal with them.
It’s also important to know that hiring a nanny in Canada comes with legal obligations as an employer, which can mean a lot of extra paperwork. You may want to consider using a payroll service like Heart Payroll from CanadianNanny.ca, which takes care of paying a nanny by direct deposit as well as registering with the Canada Revenue Agency, calculating net pay and gross pay, CPP payments, EI payments, providing T4 forms, completing Record of Payment forms, and providing paystubs. Quite simply, an online nanny service takes all of the headaches out of finding and employing a nanny.