What is a Nanny?
A nanny is a professional, in-home child caregiver and child educator. A nanny is not only responsible for all aspects of daily child care, but for the social, emotional, and intellectual development of children as well. Nannies work with children in areas such as language development, potty training, social skills and manners, homework, and more. Nannies provide children with individual care and attention, and a safe and secure stimulated environment. The responsibilities of the nanny relate to the family’s individual needs and the overall development of the child. Typical duties include helping the children get dressed, preparing children’s meals, cleaning up after children, playing with children, organizing, structuring, and participating in activities, and transporting children as directed. Other duties may include light housekeeping and laundry, cooking, and errand running. Specific duties will vary according to the needs of the family. However, the primary duty of a nanny is to provide support to the family by serving as a loving, nurturing and trustworthy companion to the children.