Rebound: Nannies in need during pandemic

Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 22:18:20-04

One of the biggest challenges families are facing during the pandemic is child care.

And that's leading to a massive surge in demand for nannies.

COVID-19 dealt a major blow to day cares, some of which are still closed.

And now, with so many people working from home and kids learning virtually, the need for nannies is increasing.

More families are looking for nannies with an education background - to help kids navigate a virtual classroom.

"They need help during the school year,” said Janel Daboul, co-owner of Top Notch Childcare Concierge.

“They want to make sure they have a secured plan ready and that someone is available and is willing to stay with them long-term."

Families are also increasingly looking to hire live-in nannies, and nannies who they feel take the virus seriously.

And as nannies are asked to take on more responsibilities, many families are willing to pay more.