What does a Nanny do?
A nanny is responsible for providing care for an individual or multiple children, toddlers or infants within a household. Some nannies are also responsible for arranging playdates, reading, bathing, children's laundry, and feeding. A nanny can either be live-in, where they stay and live with the family during the weekdays or live-out. Some nannies also perform household chores. Generally, nannies are employed by families or find opportunities through varying nanny agencies.
A high school diploma or equivalent along with 3 years Child Care experience, including infant care, is required for nanny positions. Valid and current First Aid and CPR certifications are also required. Successful nannies are deeply compassionate, energetic and possess excellent communication skills.
- Create a nurturing and stimulating environment
- Perform household chores such as sweeping, doing dishes and children's laundry
- Meet the children's social, emotional and physical needs
- Ensure a clean and tidy home environment at all times
- Pick up children from school on time
- Entertain children, keeping them warm, happy and clean at all times
- Discipline children, when necessary and in accordance with parents principles
- Keep kitchen clean after meal preparation
- 4+ years' Child Care experience
- Must provide at least three valid references
- First Aid and CPR certifications required
- Proficient knowledge of housekeeping and meal preparation
- Must have a clean driver's license and reliable transportation
- Outstanding verbal communication skills
- Great organizational and multitasking abilities
- Instill good manners and a sense of responsibility
- Take the children on age-appropriate outings
How much does a Nanny make?
Nanny Career Path
Learn how to become a Nanny, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Years of Experience Distribution
“Great way to find families needing care and ways to find jobs that fit your schedule”
“Working as a nanny is a great way to enjoy your day while also making money.”
“High expectations from 3 rubbish store managers that don't have a clue about the job.”
“No PTO so be prepared to use your sick time especially if you work part time..”
“I met nice host family and enjoyed time with them.”
“The families who I bonded well with were awesome and the pay was great.”
“I love watching children and it was really fun to get to watch kids all day.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Nanny
When working as a Nanny, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Computer Literacy, English Language, Positive Attitude, and CPR.
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