CHILD CARE NANNY
Nannies care for children as employees in private households.
Nannies may perform the following tasks:
- Apply first aid and take appropriate action in cases of accident or emergency
- Arrange and supervise outings
- Care for and maintain children's belongings, bedrooms and play areas
- Care for babies or young children by feeding, washing and dressing them and by supervising their play and learning activities
- Communicate with parents to make sure that their preferences regarding child care are maintained
- Feed and care for pets
- Nannies employed full time may be required to live in their employers' homes. They may also be required to work in the evenings and on weekends.
- Perform light housekeeping duties such as laundry or meal preparation as they relate to children in their care.
- Plan and prepare nutritious snacks and meals for children and possibly the family
- Plan creative play and learning activities and organize meal and sleep times
- Safeguard children against potential dangers, such as swimming pools, kitchen utensils, poisons and stairs
- Take children to school, kindergarten and other activities
- Take sole charge of children for extended periods while parents are absent from home
Nannies may specialize as a Governess who supervises and tutors children (including school-age children) in educational
programs within private households. In most instances, these positions are in remote locations.
- Able to work unsupervised
- Able to work with young children
- Patience, maturity and a willingness to accept responsibility
- Well organized
- Good communication skills
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