A mother's helper is a little different than a nanny or babysitter because she assists the family while one or both parents are still at home. Mother's helpers can help with childcare, laundry, cooking, cleaning or other household chores. The best part about a mother's helper is that because a responsible parent is still at home, the pay is significantly less than that of a nanny or babysitter. Oftentimes, young girls who are not quite full-fledged babysitting age will work as mother's helpers in order to gain skills and training for future babysitting positions. There are many ways that you can tailor your mother's helper to the specific needs of your family.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR MOTHER'S HELPER.
If you choose a young mother's helper that is just learning the ropes, it will be your responsibility to train her to assist your family in a way that is most useful to you.
Let your mother's helper know exactly what your family's needs are and give her detailed instructions on how she can help. Don't just say, "Please entertain the children while I work." Instead, describe exactly what your expectations are.
COST OF HIRING A MOTHER'S HELPER.
£5 - £10 per hour for the mother's help (This is only a guide which takes into the National Living Wage into account)
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