Hiring a Private Educator

From the start of our agency, we have always felt the need to push in home education with our Nannies and Families. As former Early Childhood Educators, we have seen firsthand just how important education is beginning in the infant stages of life all the way through to Kindergarten. Our owner, Kendra has spent close to 20 years dedicating her life to preparing 4 and 5 year olds for success in Elementary School. She has spent countless hours preparing a curriculum that our Nannies use with our client's children each day.

In light of recent events, we wanted to highlight another service that we offer. Many families have been leaning towards hiring a Private Educator to provide homeschool. There are so many reasons why hiring a Private Educator is a great idea for families! Here are just a few:

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  1.  Not every child learns the same way: Take it from a former talkative, visual learning, hyperactive child who was smart, but not the best student. Sitting down in a classroom for long periods of time just may not be the best for your child. I know plenty of adults who can't sit down for long periods of time before getting antsy! Children are just like us (just smaller). With a Private Educator calling the shots, your child has the opportunity to take yoga breaks, exercise, and stretch without the stress of feeling like they are disrupting the class. Wouldn't it be nice to have a tailor-made curriculum created for whatever type of learner your child is?
  2. Safety:  We don't have to state the obvious. We are living in a very scary time. Although we do not advocate living your life in fear, we do support families taking action to create the safest learning environment possible for their children.
  3. Schedule: Many Private Educators are with your children for just 4-5 hours out of the day. Studies show that your children are able to digest more information and won't space out as quickly if they have had a more productive day and schedule. Many of our clients hire their Private Educator for just 5 hours a day. 
  4. Independence: Children are able to use their own perspectives and thoughts more independently. There isn't an agenda created for the child to think like everyone else. An independent thinker = a future leader!
  5. Additional Attention: Your child is able to receive one on one attention (even in a group setting with more than one sibling), which helps your child to focus on their studies.

Our Private Educators are certified, degreed teachers with backgrounds in curriculum and instruction. We have so many candidates who are willing and ready to work for your family. Contact us at 615-722-7698 to learn more! 

Why YOU should hire a nanny

Nashville is growing like crazy! 

According to local statistics, from 2010-2016 32,403 people moved to Nashville, TN. Nashville is expected to have 2.6 million residents by 2035! Williamson County grew by 7,433 people from 2015-2016. Rutherford County gained 9,828 that same year! Need a comparison? Memphis, TN only grew by over 800 people that same year! Families are coming from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C, and more!

The people who are moving to Nashville are from larger urban cities and consider Nashville to be a smaller, safer place to live and raise a family. Unfortunately, our preschools aren't growing as quickly as the population. Families are running out of places to take their youngest children to school. This is where hiring a nanny comes in.

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There are so many advantages to hiring a nanny. What is a nanny? According to Webster’s Dictionary: A nanny is a person who is employed to care for a child in their own home. In major cities like New York and Los Angeles, having a nanny is extremely popular. As Nashville continues to grow, having a nanny will be considered a very normal childcare expense for many families. Below are a few reasons why having a nanny is a great investment for families in The Greater Nashville Area:

  • Your infant or toddler is less likely to get sick. Even the most sterile daycares deal sicknesses such as the flu, hand foot and mouth, the rotavirus, pink eye, and the respiratory syncytial virus. Having your child in their home environment decreases the risk of them getting sick and you missing work to take care of them (while still paying the daycare).
  • Your child gets one on one attention from your nanny. Even if you decided on a nanny share, your child is still receiving 50% of your nanny's attention as opposed to 10% in a daycare.
  • There are no waiting lists. If you're working with a nanny agency such as ours, we can begin sending you candidates to interview as early as two weeks!
  • You're INVESTING in a peace of mind. Your child is in your home with someone who is an extension of your family.

Hiring a nanny is a major investment. However, the advantages to having one are endless! If you have questions about what type of nanny works best for you and your family, give us a call and we can help answer your questions! 615-722-7698.

Childcare for ALL: What type of childcare are you looking for?

We have the opportunity to speak with so many families about their wants and needs concerning care for their children. It can be hard to decipher exactly what you're looking for. Do you need a nanny? Is daycare or preschool more of your lane? Are you looking for a babysitter? We are here to break it down for you!

Babysitters:

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A babysitter is someone who helps your family out a few times a month. Most babysitters generally come over to your home and babysit your children so that you can have a date night, run errands, get some work done around the house, etc. The babysitter is there to entertain the children, play with them, and maybe even feed them a meal. She is usually paid cash and puts in a few hours for your family per year. Most families have a list of sitters they can call on. These are usually students/young adults who love kids and want to make a little extra money.

In-Home Care:

In-Home Childcare is a licensed person or persons who have chosen to open their home to a small number of children (the maximum number varies by state). In-Home daycares generally tend to offer cheaper options than preschools and nanny services. They are usually open during business hours and have the flexibility to provide care after hours and on the weekends.

Preschools/Daycare Centers:

Preschools and Daycares offer larger groups of children to come to a facility to learn and grow each day! Most offer 2/3/5 day a week programs and are generally open during business hours. Most preschools offer a larger adult to child ratio in a controlled environment. Mother's Day Out programs is in this category as well. Mother's Day Out programs tends to provide a shorter amount of hours for care.

Nannies:

A nanny is someone who comes to your home to nurture, care, and (in our case) teach your children on a regular basis. A nanny can be part time, full time, work overnight, and travel with your family. Nannies can work on the weekends as well! They are usually contracted to work with a family for a period of time. Nannies generally have the same schedule week to week, but can also be on call for more nontraditional families. Nannies are paid by the hour (by law) and are considered household employees. They fill out W2 forms and work the position as they would any other job. Nannies in Middle Tennessee generally charge anywhere from 10-25 dollars an hour. Nannies are CPR/First Aid certified, and usually carry the perks of having Early Childhood Education related degrees and certifications. 

Nanny Share:

Nanny share gives an opportunity for two families to use the same nanny.  A nanny comes to the host family's home and cares for the children there. Usually, a nanny share is used by families who are neighbors, friends, family, or co-workers. Both families pay 2/3 of the nanny's salary, and their children are able to take advantage of the socialization aspect that comes along with nanny share.

Have any questions about Nannies or Nanny Share? We would love to help! Call us at 615-722-7698 or email us at contact@elitenanniesofnashville.com.