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Whether you need help getting the kids ready for school or preparing meals for the week, it makes sense to hire domestic staff. You might wonder whether you should get a nanny or a family assistant, as each one offers different services. Here’s more about these professionals and how to know which is best for your needs.




Nannies provide child care, which means they focus on the kids rather than the parents or household. A nanny’s primary role is to provide a safe, nurturing, and enriching atmosphere for children to develop and thrive.

Nannies may prepare meals for the children, provide transportation to school and extracurricular activities, and clean up after the kids. Additionally, they may plan the children’s schedules and go grocery shopping for the kids’ needs.

They engage in both recreational and educational activities, such as helping children with homework or going to the park, and may arrange play dates with other kids. With parental consent, a nanny may also administer medication or vitamins.


Family Assistants

Family assistants typically focus more on the needs of the parents and entire household rather than the children exclusively. They often function as personal assistants to parents, helping out with home management tasks such as grocery shopping, stocking the refrigerator, and cooking for the whole family.

They also assist with organizational tasks that may range from decluttering closets to updating calendars. They can also run small errands, such as picking up dry cleaning or going to the post office. Additionally, they may also handle minor business tasks, allowing you to spend more time with your children and family.