If you think you want to hire a part-time Nanny, you should be willing to look at both the pros and cons of the potential situation. Part-time Nannies often have several jobs to fill out their schedule. They may work as a Nanny for different families, or they may be students, so they can have less flexibility. Part-time Nannies often have families and children of their own to look after between part-time jobs, or they may be students who work part-time for extra income.
A part-time Nanny generally works under 25 hours per week. That will definitely be convenient for you if you work part-time yourself, or if you need someone to take the kids off your hands while you are pursuing other goals and activities, either inside or outside the home. Nannies are generally used to being left alone with children and are skilled in providing structured care without your specific instructions each day, you will be able to spend time inside or outside your home while the Nanny makes sure that the children are occupied.
Part-time Nannies will be looking for reliable schedules. After all, they need to fit this part time job into a busy schedule of their own. Nannies who work part-time usually do it because they can only work a certain number of hours, days, and times per week. Because of this, you will need to spend a little more time searching to find the right match for your lifestyle than if you were hiring a full-time Nanny. Part-time Nannies generally want to work a minimum of 4 hours at any one time and a minimum of 4-24 hours per week.
If you want a Nanny who can change plans immediately when you call home to say you will be late, then a part-time Nanny is probably not for you, but Nanny Poppinz™ does have Temporary Nannies that can help in that situation.