A nanny is employed by a family to take care of all responsibilities related to the children in the home. Nannies are expected to provide meals for the children; clean the children's play areas, bedrooms and bathrooms; plan educational and recreational activities; supervise play sessions with visiting children; take the children to appointments; and provide an overall safe and enjoyable environment for the children in their care.Continue Reading
Nannies are sometimes formally trained. Even when she does not have specific training or credentials, it is essential for a nanny to have experience in the childcare field. A nanny can be hired on a live-in or live-out basis and typically works at least 40 hours a week. A live-in nanny typically lives in an appointed area in the family's home and works 11 to 13 hours a day, usually for 5 days a week. When nannies are asked to work 24-hour shifts — for instance, when the families they work for are traveling — they typically agree to these hours beforehand and are paid more.
A live-out nanny often works up to 12 hours a day 5 days a week. Live-out nannies are sometimes paid more than live-in nannies because the parents have no need to provide accommodations and food.Learn more about Child Care