Mothers help are generally more experienced than the traditional au pair and have a wider range of childcare experience. They would be able to assist the parent for up to 40 hours per week. Usually a parent is at home with the children and requires another pair of hands to help with the care of children and housework.
Mothers Helps can expect to be paid £120 - £200 per week. Depending on the hours and conditions.
Duties expected of a Mothers Help are more than an au pair as the working hours would be longer. This mean assisting the mother/father with the daily routine from the time the children get up until they are in bed.
Overview of mothers help duties/expectations:
Taking them to and collecting them from school/nursery,
Preparing or helping to prepare dinner,
Clearing up after mealtimes,
Some homework support where possible
Assisting with the bedtime routine.
Maintain the children’s bedrooms
Light household duties i.e tidy children’s rooms, iron and wash children clothes
Helping with weekly shopping
Playing with and entertaining children creatively, taking them to nursery or school, babysitting once or twice a week.
Driving is also likly.
Some families may require a Mother's help to have sole charge of the children and do housework unsupervised. Sole charge of children for long periods is not advised. Mothers helps are not expected to take sole charge of a newborn or very young baby.
Time off for a mothers help is at least one and half to two days per week and evenings. Extra pay would be provided if the family wish for extra babysitting.
If you would like to discuss mothers help option please contact us.