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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.

Personal Requirements:

    Able to work unsupervised
    Able to work with young children
    Patience, maturity and a willingness to accept responsibility
    Well organized
    Good communication skills

This job description can also be found in Word form here.


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