Is Hiring a Maid More Worth It Than Hiring a Nanny?

    There may come a time when you(given that you’re not a woman) or your wife gets pregnant and gives birth to your firstborn, and it will be the best day of your lives. But with the new addition to the family, maintaining your house can be difficult. Your wife might not help you with house chores in the first few months, but you have work that needs to be done. Not only that, your kid(s) will need your full attention until they grow old enough to be aware of what’s the right and wrong thing to do. If you’re currently looking for ways to keep your house clean while taking care of your children, then hiring a maid or a nanny might help. 

    There’s a big difference between a maid and a nanny. A maid mainly focuses on keeping the house clean and doing other chores but also takes care of kids, but that’s not their top skill. There are two types of maids, and these are part-time maids and full-time maids. Click here if you want to know more about them. Nannies, on the other hand, are experts in taking care of children. But which of the two do you really need? In this article, we’ll help you decide which one is for you.

    Maid VS Nanny: Pros & Cons

    It could be easier for parents who need assistance in the work of the family to employ a maid to minimize workloads. It is necessary to choose a baby center or baby nanny near your home if you’re not happy living with a total stranger. Determine what factors are essential to you and use (if available) the various schemes and grants to minimize childcare costs.

    Maid

    A maid is mainly interested in activities such as house cleaning and cooking. They have been taught how to clean effectively, and they have years of experience with it. A maid also plays a part in caring for the elderly or people with certain forms of handicaps. They also normally work on a set schedule at present.

    Busy people also favor a maid. If one wants to employ a maid, many organizations can be contacted. These organizations provide the choices and even review the background before recruiting a maid. A maid’s pay depends on the tasks to be fulfilled. Hiring a part-time maid costs less, but their services are limited, unlike full-time maids who stay in your house and will do all the cleaning and house chores when needed.

    Pros

    Having someone in your home saves you travel time. In addition, by assisting with the family business and cooking, they can ease your workload. Imagine this, your hands are too full with a lot of paperwork, but then you remembered there’s still house chores to do! Thankfully, you have a full-time maid who’s there to do all those household chores for you. 

    Cons

    Many people don’t trust a baby with a maid because they don’t have proper child care knowledge. They are also likely to ask their parents to go to their place to make sure everything is alright. This will mean higher overall costs as one would normally pay their parents a small token gratitude fee.

    Nanny

    Nanny refers to a person working in a household to look after the baby. Normally an educated woman is a nanny. A kid can be employed either part-time or under contract. A nanny plays a key role in children’s development. Parents may choose to enroll their children for homeschooling. If you plan to do this as well, it’s best you hire a nanny to help your growing kids since work might always get in the way. Here’s an informative article on why homeschooling might be the best way to teach young children.

    Many nannies have a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate and may even have first aid training. Skilled nannies may also graduate or experience comprehensive education in the development of children. The maids originally were nannies. Their position in the sense of children was later nevertheless defined. A nanny housekeeper combines doing house chores and children’s care.

    Pros

    Nannies are typically trained in childcare, which is why they care for your child more professionally. They may also have tips that you don’t know if you’re a parent for the first time. In addition, as your child grows slightly older, you can also provide food for your nanny to cook (the ingredients must bear the cost). 

    Cons

    You may have to travel and pick up your kid from your nanny’s place as they usually are located at centers. Nannies don’t usually spend time with their employers. This then hinders them from learning how their employers raise their children. The way they take care of and teach the children might be different from their employer’s way.

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      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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