You don't want to leave your child alone at home. It's dangerous and illegal. However, sometimes it's unavoidable that parents are not able to take care of kids. In this case, you may need to hire a professional babysitter or nanny to help with the child care. Toby provides various nanny services all around Hong Kong by full time and part time nanny and babysitter. We help you match with local trusted babysitters and nannies nearby, in case of temporary or urgent needs of childcare and daycare babysitting services.
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All you need to do is post your requirements for nanny services on Toby, such as the nanny's years of experience, the expected hours of work, the type of services, and your budget. Nannies will quickly reach out to you with their quotations. You can easily get in touch with up to 4 full time or part time nannies, so you could compare their quotes and past ratings to choose the best fit for your needs.
When should I start looking for a nanny/babysitter?
Since it takes time to understand the family and household situation, and then perform screening to prepare the matching procedures, we recommend parents to start looking for a nanny 1 month prior to the desired childcare service start date.
Meanwhile, please allow time to communicate with the nanny and observe on the compatibility among the nanny and the kid.
How much does it cost to hire a nanny in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, the hourly fee for a nanny ranges between $110-$180. Actual Cost of hiring a nanny may adjust, depending on the 1) Job nature (post-natal service, 24-hour childcare, child tutor, pet babysitting, etc) ; 2) Service Period (peak season) ; 3) Experience of the Nanny. You may need to pay for a higher wage for a more experienced nanny (5+ babysitting experience). Plus, some nannies charge on a daily or monthly basis.
For some special situations such as: taking care of twins, 24-hour overnight care, postpartum confinement care, tutoring for young children, or additional household cleaning requirements, may result in an higher cost of nanny's fee.
Furthermore, employers should note the need to purchase accident insurance for the nanny.
Tips for Parents: How to select the most suited nannies and babysitter?
Selecting the right nanny is crucial. Parents should consider a nanny's experience, age, certifications, the number of children they currently care for, and their proximity. During the evaluation, it's wise to prioritize nannies with formal qualifications and professional training to ensure they possess the expertise in child and infant care. Beyond qualifications, assessing the nanny's love, responsibility, and attitude towards children ensures the best care.
How can I find out whether the nanny qualifies or not?
1. Phone Communication: Gauge the nanny's professionalism and mannerism during a call. This gives insight into how well they might care for your child, evaluating traits like punctuality, patience, and knowledge of child development.
2. Listen to Your Child: Even before your child speaks, pay attention to their cries. Changes in tone, like becoming husky, can indicate discomfort with the nanny or separation anxiety.
3. Child's Behavior: It's advisable not to let the nanny bathe the child initially, both for bonding reasons and to ensure the child's safety. Monitor any mood or behavioral shifts after hiring the nanny, being alert to signs of potential verbal or physical abuse.
Do nannies and babysitters do housework and home cleaning jobs?
It's reasonable to expect a nanny or babysitter to handle basic clean-up associated with child care. They should ensure your home remains as it was when they arrived.
However, it is NOT their duty to undertake additional housework and cleaning tasks. If you require home cleaning services, consider hiring a part-time helper for household chores. Alternatively, if you want the nanny to take on extra duties, you should offer to pay them a higher rate.