A Mother's Help normally has previous childcare experience; she would assist with light housework and cooking, but not normally undertake the heavy duty cleaning.
Playing with and entertaining children.
Undertaking school runs.
She may be required to undertake some babysitting on occasion.
Working alongside the parents, and helping children in their daily routines and assisting in the general smooth running of the house.
Running errands for the family.
A Mother's Help is a very good option for a stay at home mum who does not require a nanny but needs an extra pair of hands. A mothers help normally has previous childcare experience but will not usually be qualified in this area. It is also a good role to take on if you would like to become a nanny as you can gain a lot of experience while working as a mothers help and although some sole charge babysitting is required you will usually be working under the mothers guidance.
A mothers help can be a live in or live out role and usually they would be happy to travel to other properties or join you on family holidays to help with the children.
A mothers help is a good option for older children as they can run errands while the children are at school. They will run errands for all of the family such as food shopping, picking up dry cleaning and walking the dog.
a mother's help cannot/should not have sole charge of the children. she is there as a HELP to the mother. the clue is in the title
i worked as a MH and I did walk the dog, and do some general cleaning. that is fine, you're there to help the mum out with whatever needs doing imo. but it isn't just a cheap version of a nanny or something. very bizarre
I have mindee at mo mum due new born soon she will be returning to work after 8 weeks leaving mh in charge of both kids. As I proved to costly! I was intrested to see what they actually did as don`t know too much. If they do all that I think I will get one myself Sounds more like mothers slave.
Mothers slave can be an exact description So much depends on the mum you work for. My boss was lovely and I would have done anything for her - others however wanted a Norland nanny for far less than the price you quoted Supernanny 19
I always had sole charge as a mothers help + did everything else too. Mothers helps are meant to work alongside the mum but in my experience that is not necessarily what happens. They are a good option for a SAHM as long as the SAHM is a fair and decent employer.