Basic differences between babysitters and nannies
Most people these days get confused between the duties of babysitters and nannies. They are not to blame, because the roles played by both individuals are somewhat the same. But while a nanny is a professional, a babysitter can be anyone including a family member or even a teenager living in your area.
Actually, a babysitter in Dubai is the best option for you if you have to be away from your home and children for a few hours in the evening. For instance, if you wish to head out with your partner and do not wish to take your children along then it is best for you to hire a babysitter for them. If your family members live close by, you could either drop of your children to a relative or have someone come at your place for the said purpose. But in any other case, you would need to hire a babysitter which would most probably be a young teenager wanting to make a little extra money. The babysitter you hire will come in at the fixed time, and look after your children during the evening till the time you come home. However, the hours will be set and you will need to be home by the time that you have given to her.
On the other hand, the services of nannies are more focused on people who have jobs to go to during the day, but do not wish to send their children to a day care centre to be looked after. The Nanny will come at a fixed time in the morning and will stay at home with your children till the time that you come back. While her work hours will be fixed as well, they are more flexible and as long as you inform them of the time that you will return and pay them extra for working extra hours, things will be just fine. While a babysitter will only take care of your children, make them eat and send them off to bed, nannies do a lot more. Apart from taking care of your children through the day, they prepare meals, feed the children, help them with their homework, take them to their classes, and help them socialize too. If it is mentioned in the agreement, the nanny that you hire will also clean up around the house and help you out with laundry.
If you hire a nanny or an individual for home nursing in Dubai, she will be a salaried employee and you will have to pay her on either a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Things work differently with babysitters. This is because they need to be paid as soon as you reach home. Now that you have a basic idea about the differences between the services provided by nannies and babysitters, it will be a lot easier for you to choose who to hire in terms of taking care of your children behind your back.