As stated by the Nanny Network, a nanny's duties include childcare and all domestic tasks relating to childcare, so a basic qualification to become a nanny would be the ability to perform basic child care tasks such as cooking and cleaning up after, dressing and performing hygiene routines for the children. Being able to participate in the social, emotional and physical lives of the children is important, too, because a nanny is more than just a babysitter, as stated by the International Nanny Association.
Qualifications differ from family to family, but in order to increase chances of getting hired, having a CPR certificate is recommended by Nanny Network. Prior experience with children is also recommended, such as daycare experience or babysitting. Nannies usually work unsupervised, so knowledge on all aspects of independent child care, which differs according to the age of the child, is a requirement. Families expect the nanny to take part in important milestones in a child's life, such as potty training, language learning assistance, education, social manners and homework. Dedication is a requirement due to a nanny being nearly a third parent, so the child would need stability when it comes to this role. Most families require at least a year contract, as stated by the International Nanny Association.