Nannies are professional, in-home childcare providers. They are employed by parents to provide customized and personalized childcare for their children in their home. Nannies can often be an affordable alternative to daycare/childcare facilities, depending on the salary range being offered and especially if there is more than one child to be cared for within a family. Additionally, having a nanny provide one-on-one care and meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the children in the comfort and safety of their own home can offer many families a greater peace of mind.
Nanny Job Description - The main role of a nanny is to provide a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children thrive and develop. General responsibilities include undertaking most all tasks related to the children s care. Each nanny position may have slightly different responsibilities, depending on the family requirements, the ages of the children and other factors, but typically nannies are responsible for keeping the children s areas neat and tidy and doing the children s laundry, in addition to providing attentive, high quality childcare. Nannies may transport children to and from activities, grocery shop for the children and plan the children s daily schedule. While some families may ask the nanny to take on additional household tasks, such as housekeeping and the parent s laundry, depending on the position, these duties may be better suited for a nanny/housekeeper or housekeeper.