Live-in vs Live-out: How to decide?
For many parents, it is difficult to find peace of mind without knowing that their children are provided with the personal attention they need. A great solution for many busy parents who want to provide their kids with the best care are nannies or babysitters. So when you’re hiring a nanny, it is important to know what exactly you are looking for in a nanny. Are you aware of the fact that if you have more than one or two children hiring a nanny could be more affordable than daycare?
The first thing to decide is what you want to opt for? Live-in or live out? There are many things to consider and negative and positive aspects to investigate. So how can you decide?
You might be wondering what type of nanny is more economical and flexible to work with. The right choice actually differs upon the needs of each individual and ultimately, it is your choice. This article will help you understand whether a live-in or live-out nanny is best for you.
First, Let's clarify the roles.
The caregiver comes to your home each day to look after the children and goes back to their own home at the end of the day.
The caregiver lives at home with you. Meaning she is at your house 24/7 and is provided with separate private sleeping quarters. They may choose to stay out of your home on their off days.
The Difference Between Live-In & Live-Out Nannies
A home-based nanny can be the perfect option for many parents and families. The fact is having a home-based nanny allows families to manage their professional and personal life more effectively. It is important to keep in mind that taking care of a child is exhausting – So it is best to be considerate of their time off and respect the working hours that have been agreed upon. More often than not, Nannies take on housekeeping as a part of their responsibility, making things even more convenient and proving to be very helpful. For working parents who come home exhausted, it’s a huge relief to know you can rest for a bit as their kids are in good hands. Or say for instance you have to go out at night while the baby may be sleeping, you won’t have to worry about the baby being alone or waking up since some will be with them while you’re away. But with live-in nannies, you have to make special living arrangements for them. A live-in nanny stays with you in your home and is provided with a room, along with an appropriate salary. You also have to care for their privacy, negotiate your own living space and privacy within the household. It may be difficult for some people to make these adjustments. Here you must also factor in your own needs for privacy. The cost for a live-in nanny is normally 1000 AED cheaper vs. a Live out as they don’t have to pay rent.
Live-out nannies provide the same quality of care without compromising your privacy. Some parents might not be interested in hiring a live-in nanny. For parents who are looking for someone to take care of their kids for a certain period of time, live-in nannies are the best option for them. For example, you want to hire a nanny only for the hours you’re at work and after that, you don’t require their assistance. In these scenarios, you’re looking for a live-out nanny. It is a great solution for people who want privacy in the evening or for parents who might not have a spare room available for a full-time nanny. Something to keep in mind is live-out nannies have set hours meaning they only work for a certain time so they are not very flexible in that regard. They usually only take part in light housekeeping and are mainly responsible for looking after the children.
In the end, it’s all subjective you need to take into account what you need and hire accordingly. There are many benefits to both live-in and live-out nannies. You just need to understand what you need. We would advise you to be aware of the possibilities and be straightforward during the hiring process to ensure that you find the right nanny for your family.