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What does "sole charge" mean?

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SparkyUK Wed 24-Jun-09 13:55:20

What does "sole charge" mean?

Does it mean sole-carer (as in, the au pair will care for children on her own without a parent around) or that the there is only one child or family to be cared for. I seem to see adds using it in different ways so difficult to decipher. Sorry if this is a silly question

limonchik Wed 24-Jun-09 14:27:46

Sole charge means nanny is caring for the child/ren alone (regardless of how many children or families are involved).

Shared charge is where a parent is around too (or possibily two nannies working for one family).

SparkyUK Wed 24-Jun-09 14:42:07

Thanks - I think people (or maybe it's just me who's been doing it ??) am confusing it with "single charge" where the charge is the child.

nannynick Wed 24-Jun-09 18:24:55

I agree, it's about the amount of time the carer will be spending with the children on their own - no parents around. Sole Charge would mean that the carer is responsible for the children the vast majority of the time.

nannyL Wed 24-Jun-09 18:30:26

yes sole charge is when you are caring for the children and no one else is.

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