Nanny is a childcare professional employed by a parent to look after their children while in early education. Their basic role includes:
providing the childcare
creating a safe, active and fun environment for children,
planning play dates, visits, appointments,
giving baths and
tidying or cleaning children's bedrooms, bathrooms and play areas.
They can be a live in or live out nanny, on a full-time or part-time basis.
Being a nanny is a highly rewarding role. Nannies have ability to shape children's little minds and establish lifelong habits and skills and ensure the children are safe and happy. They represent invaluable help to a family which allows them to work with peace in their mind. A nanny can stay with the same family for years and watch children grow from babies to young adults.
DAILY NANNY is looking after children while their parents are at work, the accommodation is not provided by the family. LIVE-IN NANNY is taking care of children while their accommodation is provided by the family.
Typical nanny duties: preparing bottles, feeding, diapering, taking care of nap times, cooking for children, cleaning up, bathing and dressing children, helping children with general hygiene, taking children to school and afterschool activities, organizing children's play dates, organizing developmentally and educational games, reading books, doing arts and crafts, assisting with homework, making children's bed, doing children's laundry, tidying up children's rooms and bathrooms, organizing and cleaning children's play area.
NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER can take care of your household for less childcare duties. Typical duties: making all beds, doing all laundry, washing bed linens and towels, cooking, shopping, running errands, purchasing children's clothes, completing store returns and exchanges, organizing cabinets, watering the indoor plants, feeding pets and walking dogs.
GOVERNESS focuses on teaching and raising children. They are most often a qualified educator and her role normally involves planning and teaching all subjects in the curriculum.
MATERNITY NURSE is a new-born care specialist with experience in supporting the mother with a newborn. They normally work 24 hours a day for up to 7 days a week.
NIGHT NANNY is usually responsible for children's good sleeping patterns and can advise on sleep quality.
TEMPORARY NANNY undertakes a nanny role on a temporary basis, a few days to weeks.