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    Lightbulb afternoon nanny or 3rd parent? help?

    need some words of wisdom...

    i had a brainwave this morning and my husband and i decided that we need to hire someone to come to our place monday tuesday wednesday and thursday 2 hours a day in the afternoon to help us with the kids and house...

    does anyone else have anyone like this that comes in to help them?
    do you think its something that people might be interested in?
    we thought our target audience would be single mums for fast fairly easy money. does that sound right to you?
    where would we advertise?
    what would you advertise it as? 3rd parent? parent aide? babysitter/cleaner? afternoon nanny? etc

    basically we want someone to help us with everything we need to do of an afternoon doing things like:
    *watching the kids and playing with them
    *bathing 3yo and 2yo and getting them in their pj's
    *helping to get dinner ready
    *maybe dropping one of the kids to footy/soccer/dance/budo training
    *general tidying or folding clothes, etc
    *packing school lunch for the next day
    *picking something up from the shop
    *babysitting if we have to go somewhere for 1/2 hr.
    *changing bedsheets
    *cleaning bathroom
    *hanging laundry on the line

    now they wouldnt be expected to do all of those things and they wouldnt be alone. they are the just a list of things that we need to do each afternoon but find that we run ourselves ragged trying to get it all done. we would be doing all these things at the same time as whoever we have to help us. we would eventually like for the person to just see a toy on the floor or the laundry needing to be folded or a child looking lonely and to just tend to what they think needs tending to while we are tending to different things at the same time.

    what do yo u think? am i being unrealistic? also, how much would you expect to be paid or think is a fair thing to pay someone for this type of thing?


    TIA

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    i have a friend with 4 children under 4.she approached a company called in home care, where carers come to your house to mind kids etc. you still get CCB for it to.

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    i've done something like this for a friend before. Initially the idea was that I'd do housework and she'd just be with the kids but she was REALLY picky about how things were done so we switched LOL. I played with and looked after the 3 kids and she ran around doing houswork or whatever.

    Lets see, for 2 hours I would probably expect maybe $30? or perhaps something like $100 a week for the 4 days.

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    Definately a good idea.

    Probably not single parents as they don't have the money, I think a large family might be more willing to do it.

    Sounds like a great idea though.

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    musicalmummy - will research in home care. thanks.

    becsmum - we were thinking $100 a week but i wanted to make sure it was an acceptable amount, so pleased you said the same thing.

    extraordinary - i was meaning that we are a large family in need of someone - perhaps like a single mum....

    pynk - great idea - perhaps i should advertise at the local uni and tafes.

    how exciting! goodess only knows - we need the help with all our kids! lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMo7 View Post
    extraordinary - i was meaning that we are a large family in need of someone - perhaps like a single mum....
    Oh right. Can I still blame baby brain 3.5yrs after the fact?


 

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