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Nannytax | FAQs About Childcare Onboard Superyachts

FAQs About Childcare Onboard Superyachts

Nannytax | FAQs About Childcare Onboard Superyachts

Ella (@superyachtnanny) answers the top FAQs about looking after children whilst onboard a superyacht!

Hi, I’m Ella, with over eight years’ experience in yachting, six of which have been as a superyacht nanny, I have a wealth of expertise in childcare roles and stew life onboard.

Having worked on some of the largest and most prestigious yachts in the world, to caring for charges whilst racing classic sailing superyachts and working with triplets; and even some ski nanny work, I truly have been there, done it, and got the T shirt (or rash vest!)

A few highlights of the last few years include:

  •  Private and charter yachts up to 90m length (tandem charters, motor, sailing, regattas etc.) 
  • Working with a family of six children, incredibly, all under three years of age
  • Jet skiing with one of my charges through the Faraglioni Rocks in Capri, Italy

The world of superyacht childcare is certainly a niche area. Loving what I do and with people often interested in what the work involves… here are the answers to some of my most frequently asked questions.

What makes childcare onboard different to land based roles?

There are so, so many things which make the role different. Lots of them are small details which when put together, change the guest experience from good to great. Adding to this, there are not the amenities and conveniences we are used to on land. For example, you can’t simply pop to the shop to pick up your normal brand of formula as you are often in remote locations and the options that they do have are very limited. However, one of the biggest differences is that children cannot wander freely around the vessel (typically) as due to safety, it’s important their exact whereabouts is known at all times.

It sounds like a job I would love – where can I find a role?

That’s great! The roles are suited to nannies with a wealth of experience with both UHNW families and travel nannying. You also need to not get seasick and be very confident in the water with little people. And jobs are rather limited to the school holiday periods, with the main season being the Med summers. I work with a leading agency and provide nanny referrals for them – last season the vast majority of nanny roles didn’t reach a job board as I was able to fill them with nannies in my network.

Are the jobs permanent or temporary?

Mostly freelance temporary roles, although there are some stewardess / nanny permanent positions out there. From my experience, happy clients tend to invite you back time and time again.

If you would like more information on any of the above, or to find out more about superyacht nanny work, get in touch with Ella via www.superyachtnanny.co

Nannytax | FAQs About Childcare Onboard Superyachts | Ella

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