top of page

Everything you need to know about hiring a Live-in Nanny!

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Of the many different domestic staffing services that we provide at Patty Cake Nannies, our nanny placement services are always among the most popular and widely used for families. There is some truth to the old saying that “it takes a village to raise a child,” and for this reason, a dedicated and caring nanny can greatly benefit parents and children in our busy modern world.

Having a live-in nanny takes these benefits one step further by having a childcare professional easily accessible and able to help when needed. With the COVID-19 pandemic many families are preferring a live-in nanny to a live-out nanny. Primarily due to the ability to "shelter-in-place" together, a live-in nanny is truly the safest childcare option for your family. Read on to find out why many families are choosing to hire a live-in nanny.

What is a Live-in Nanny?

As the name suggests, a live-in nanny is a childcare professional who lives with the family she or he works for. Instead of the nanny having to commute to work at your home each day, this arrangement can be more convenient, allow greater flexibility, and let you and your kids get to know the nanny on a more personal basis. Live-in nannies may have their own room in a house, have an entire basement to themselves, or stay in a detached guesthouse next to the main house. Live-in nannies should not be expected to share rooms with children or stay in common areas in your home, like the living room or an office that would need to be accessed by family members during the day.