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 childrenâs 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 childrenâs areas neat and tidy and doing the childrenâs 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 childrenâs daily schedule. While some families may ask the nanny to take on additional household tasks, such as housekeeping and the parentâs laundry, depending on the position, these duties may be better suited for a nanny/housekeeper or housekeeper.