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How many hours a week should my nanny or housekeeper work?


When it comes to hiring household staff such as a nanny or housekeeper, it's important to make sure you set up a clear expectations of the role, and this includes the number of working hours.


Generally speaking, a full-time nanny or housekeeper would work a 45-hour workweek - this is the standard. This ensures that your nanny or housekeeper has enough time to complete all the tasks you need them to do, as well as allowing them to have some time off each week.


Of course, there may be times where they need to work a few extra hours or come in on the weekend. In these cases, it is important to provide a reasonable amount of notice and be specific about the extra hours you need from them. Be sure to agree these details ahead of time, set expectations for both parties, and of course always make sure to compensate accordingly.


Following these guidelines will ensure that your nanny or housekeeper is happy and engaged in their role, helping to create a better working environment for her, and happier home environment for your family.


If you would like assistance with finding the perfect nanny or housekeeper for your home - or finding holiday cover while yours takes time off - don't hesitate to contact us today. Our books are full of experienced, professional nannies and housekeepers we would match specifically to your family, according to your needs.



Good People is a domestic staffing agency specialising in introducing high quality household assistance. We provide a simple, fast and professional service to recruit trained and vetted staff who match your family values. To discuss what we can do for you, or to join the Good People Club, get in touch.

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