Most positions can be staffed on either a full-time or part–time
basis (fewer than 30 hours per week). They may also be live-in or live-out.
A nanny’s primary responsibility is child care. Our nannies are
qualified for the serious responsibility of caring for the physical,
emotional, intellectual, social and recreational needs of your children.
IIn addition to providing a loving, nurturing and playful environment,
a nanny is responsible for basic physical needs such as toileting and
bathing, meal preparation, children's laundry and clothing care. Moreover,
experienced nannies are responsible for the supervision of playtime and
activities, discipline (as needed and in a manner you’ve
agreed upon), learning and language activities, assisting with schoolwork and
transportation, and child-related housekeeping such as tidying up bedrooms
and playrooms and cleaning the kitchen after meals. Some nannies also
vacuum, do dishes, and shop for groceries and other essentials.
Nannies are valuable and trusted members of a household, and often are
considered part of the family.
- Baby Nurses
Baby nurses help new mothers with every aspect of baby care, from feeding
to washing clothes to maintaining the nursery to changing diapers. (Baby
nurses typically do not have any duties outside of the nursery.) This
is normally a temporary position worked in 12-hour or 24-hour shifts
for several weeks or months.
- Postpartum Doulas
Postpartum doulas primarily care for the needs of new mothers. Many
new mothers require a few days or weeks to recuperate from childbirth,
but they still want to shoulder the lion’s share of their baby’s
physical care. A breastfeeding mother may ask a doula to go to the supermarket
while she nurses, have her prepare simple meals and snacks, and rely
on her for light household tasks such as doing laundry or taking phone
messages. A postpartum doula may also play with older children so the
mother can rest. She may work a few hours during the day or stay overnight.
Butlers/valets are typically responsible for a single residence. They
supervise staff, set up the home and ensure duties are fulfilled. They
order supplies, set and serve a formal table, care for silver, china,
linen and crystal, and oversee parties and events. Butlers have a strong
knowledge of wines
Chauffeurs drive family and guests to and from social and professional
appointments. They care for the family car, ensuring it is always clean,
well maintained and filled with gas. They may also do administrative
duties or run errands. Many drivers have a military or law-enforcement
background. Since hours constantly vary, flexibility is a must.
Chefs are responsible for anything and everything food or kitchen related,
including organization, clean up, shopping, menu planning – and
of course, cooking. A chef prepares detailed menus and food for family/social
events and may cook for staff. Some are basic cooks, while others are
degreed, gourmet professionals.
- Domestic Couples
These are typically married couples – usually, one spouse manages
the inside of the home (cleaning, cooking, shopping, menu planning,
laundry, serving and day-to-day household activities), while the other
maintains the outside grounds and gardens, including car care. In formal
estates, couples generally oversee only the inside of the home. Generally,
this is a live-in position.
- Elder-Care Companions
Maintaining independence is important for older people, particularly
as their dependence on others grows. Your parent or other loved one
may need extra help with day-to-day activities but prefers to remain
in the comfort and familiarity of home. We can provide practical, emotional
support for an aging relative on a part-time, full-time or 24-hour live-in
A range of non-medical services are offered including companionship
and conversation, light housekeeping, errand running, transportation
to and from doctors’ offices, meal preparation, and medication
reminders. Our experienced companions are warm and nurturing and will
keep your loved one occupied and healthy. Our philosophy? We only place
companions we would trust with our own parents. Give your loved one
and yourself peace of mind and call Wee Care Nanny Agency today
Housekeepers run the home, including coordinating other staff,
cleaning, laundry/ironing, dusting/vacuuming, polishing, running
errands, and some meal preparation and/or childcare. They can
be live-in or live-out.
House managers assume many responsibilities. They oversee one
or multiple residences, and no detail is too large or too small.
House managers have considerable input – and often sole
discretion – regarding all hiring (housekeepers, cooks/chefs,
laundresses, landscapers, gardeners, pool maintenance staff,
drivers and butlers).
They are responsible for training; scheduling and supervising
of staff; and overseeing the planning/preparation of entertaining,
events, business functions, and contractor/vendor scheduling/interactions.
Additional duties include supervising food purchasing/handling,
maintaining wine inventories, maintaining security systems,
making travel arrangements and managing the household budget.
The house manager is often responsible for coordinating remodeling/redecorating
of one or several homes, overseeing the acquisition and care
of properties, art, antiques and more. A "team captain,"
the house manager must work well with employers and employees.
Flexibility is a must, as he or she is often on call.
Housemen usually manage the heavy housework: cleaning
floors, vacuuming and polishing silver and brass, caring for
the front entry area and walkways. In houseman-only homes, they
fill in on housekeeping duties as well.
Personal assistants keep up with an employer’s social
and professional demands, including arranging reservations,
travel bookings, ticket purchases, event planning, secretarial
duties, shopping and running errands.