Received Thursday, June 5, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
Hi, I've seen ads for nanny/housekeepers, but I am wondering if that combination can really work, Obviously with kids under 5, I think the answer is no. They need too much attention and interaction. My kids are school-age (7), and are independent in many things, but of course not all, and one has special needs.
My house does not need cleaning five days a week, all day, and the kids do not need watched all day, five days a week. I am wondering if I should look for someone who can do both. Or, am I better off trying to find two, part-time people for each job? It just seems like part time work is not really preferred by a lot of people, esp. if the job is their sole income. On the other hand, it also may be hard to find someone as good at both aspects of the job. Yet I see 'nanny/housekeeper' advertised all the time. Has anyone here done this, or hired someone and what is your perspective? Thanks. -NV Mom