Job hunting for post-menopausal women could be a challenge. After taking care of children who left the nest, you find you have enough time to earn an income for yourself. If you’re thinking about working full time after menopause the more popular ways for middle aged to earn income is going into child care. And what better job is suited for the natural caregiver than live-in nanny services.
Many families choose a live-in nanny to provide care for their children and become a part of the family. A live-in nanny usually works 8-12 hours a day with a one day off during the week. The average wage range for a live-in nanny in the UK is £400-550 per week. While the average wage range for live-in nanny in Australia is $280-450 per week, but the wage depends on many factors like experience, qualification, number of children, responsibilities and other tasks.
Are you thinking about finding a live-in nanny job? It’s a great opportunity for post-menopausal women to work closely with a family. If you find the right family who cares for you and respects you, you will form a mutually caring relationship and gain another family. You become a part of that family offering security and care.
A live-in nanny usually makes less than live-out nanny but they have greater dispensable income. Their food is covered because they receive meals as part of the compensation package. Employers provide accommodation, no rent or utilities to worry. Imagine the savings on living expense. Working as a live-in nanny saves a significant amount of money that can go straight to your bank account.
Having no commute is convenient. You can roll out of bed and head to work without getting stuck in traffic. This eliminates an enormous amount of stress. Some employers even let you use their car during working hours and during off hours too. This let you save on expense of buying a car and insurance.
Some employers pay nanny’s registration and travel expenses to attend professional development conferences. They may even pay professional organization fees for you to take classes. You can use this additional training to advance in career. This can help you to be a house manager in a multi-staffed house in the future.
Family vacation is an opportunity to travel. According to International Nanny Association, 40% of nannies travel with their employer’s family. After menopause, women feel a surge of energy and adventure, traveling with your charge’s family is the fun way to utilize it. This free travel opportunity can possibly open local or international jobs for you in the future. Live-in nannies usually receive one to two weeks of paid vacation. Other benefits are paid holidays, normally eight to 11 days each year and paid sick days typically three to five sick days per year.
Aside from room and board, free food and utilities, working as a nanny entitles you to extra perks like gym membership and access to family’s health club or country club. You also get a cellphone and your employer pays your cellphone bill. Health insurance premium contributions may be paid partially or in full by your employer.