Raise a bilingual child with an English nanny
Many families choose to employ a native-speaking nanny from the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain or other countries to work with their child.
It is widely understood that hiring an international nanny is the best way to raise a child to be bilingual.
As the child spends time hearing, understanding and speaking the language from a young age, he or she develops a native level of fluency and a clean accent with an excellent language ability.
A native English or French speaking nanny will also take care of the child’s wellbeing and general behaviour.
Along with supervising their play and providing an interactive and constructive learning environment, looking after their nutritional, clothing and health requirements, and interacting with the nursery or household staff to ensure the child’s best interests are always at heart.
Many international nannies can also work with small children at playing sports and keep them busy with arts and arts and crafts, music or even other languages.
Through time spent with a nanny, your child will grow up with an almost natural talent for languages, which will give them an easier path to picking up other languages and skills later on in life. With native level language ability and a clean accent, the child will be well placed to later study overseas or work in an international role. They will develop an interest in other cultures and a talent for languages.
Employing a nanny from the UK or Europe is often the the first step in giving your child the best possible opportunities in their life.
It is a decision that opens many doors for a child and puts them on the right track to a wonderful upbringing, language fluency and will help to ensure academic progress later in life.
What working conditions are typical for an overseas nanny?
Nannies are ready to work an average of 8-10 hours a day, 5 days a week, with one or two days off per week. Weekends can be working days according to the needs of the family.
Shift work is also possible (for example, 1 week on/off or month on/off). Again, this is to be decided when discussing the needs of the family in our initial consultation. The salary for the employee is calculated from the number of children in the family, the work schedule, and special requirements for the candidate (for example, knowledge of additional languages in perfection, music or sports education, etc.)
The nanny is provided with a one-room apartment, with an organised transfer to the place of work (if this is a country house). If you need a nanny with accommodation in the family, then a separate room with amenities and Internet access is provided.
Employees are provided annual paid leave, medical insurance and all costs associated with obtaining a visa if necessary.
What will a native English nanny do for you?
The schedule of a nanny depends on a number of factors.
Nanny positions can be either rota (week on, week off, 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off or month on, month off) or can also be 5 or 6 days per week, similar to a governor or governess position.
Rota nanny jobs are usually live-in in a separate room or apartment on the family property.
5 or 6 day positions may be live-in or live-out, sometimes sharing a bedroom with the charge(s) (particularly if they are of a very young age) and sometimes not.
Nanny duties will typically be similar to those of a governess.
If the children are of school age, with the additional tasks of providing overnight care, taking care of health and medicine, clothing, and often nutrition. Help with homework or schooling may or may not be required.
If the children are too young for school (or if you hire a maternity nanny) duties may or may not include accompanying the child to nursery or any sporting activities, similar to a governess.
The schedule is also almost certain to include spending time outside in the fresh air (if weather permits), playing educational games at home to promote speech and learning, and reading stories together.