For many people, working in childcare is a calling. However, that calling doesn’t always need to be on a permanent schedule.
There are many reasons people prefer working as a temporary nanny instead of finding a permanent nanny position for a single family. Here are a few reasons our temporary nannies have decided to work with At Ease Flex Care Solutions instead of pursuing a permanent position.
If you’re wondering whether you should pursue a career as a nanny on a full-time or temporary basis, here are some things to consider about why you may want to work as a temporary nanny.
1. Need supplemental income
The primary reason many people opt to work as a temporary nanny instead of working a permanent position with a single family is that they only need supplemental income rather than a permanent source of income.
For example, you may already have a full-time job and could use extra money to build up your savings account or take a nice vacation. Or maybe you’re a student who can only commit to working during the summer and on breaks. Working as a temporary nanny in both of these situations can help you build up your finances without making a permanent commitment.
Whatever your reason for needing a supplemental income source, working as a temporary nanny could be the right move for you. You’ll be paid fair wages for rewarding work without committing to being a family nanny on a long-term basis.
2. Prefer a flexible lifestyle
Temporary doesn’t necessarily mean part-time. Working at or near full-time hours as a temporary nanny is possible. The difference between working as a full-time temporary nanny and working as a permanent nanny is flexibility.
When you are a temporary nanny, you only work on short assignments, unlike working as a permanent nanny for one family.
As a temporary nanny, you can work when you can and take time off when you need to for school, to care for your family, or to focus on another job. For example, if you are the parent of older children, you may want to work as a temporary nanny during the school year, then scale back on your hours in the summer so you can spend more time with your kids when they are out of school.
3. Option to transition into a permanent position
While working as a nanny can be extremely rewarding, it is not always the right career path for everyone. If you are considering becoming a nanny but aren’t ready to commit to a permanent placement, then working as a temporary nanny can help you decide.
You will be able to work for a variety of families to help you determine what kind of family would be the best fit for you. And if you decide you love it, you can transition from working as a temporary nanny into becoming a permanent childcare provider for a family.
Do these benefits of working as a temporary nanny appeal to you? Great!
At Ease Flex Care Solutions helps place temporary nannies with families looking for flexible and temporary options. Our hourly rates are around $25 – $30 for on-call nannies, depending on experience. All nannies need at least three years of childcare experience to qualify to work with us.