Why become a nanny?

There are countless reasons that people find caring for children immensely satisfying – and there are just as many reasons why people turn to nannying later in their lives/careers. Perhaps one (or more!) of the following resonate with you?

You’re feeling unfulfilled, either because of the nature of the job that you do – or because you aren’t currently in formal employment.

  • You’ve got bags of experience: you’re reliable, dependable, patient and kind.
  • You feel that there’s more to life than what you’re doing right now
  • You’re aching for a sense of purpose.
  • You want to put your brilliant life skills raising your own family to use
  • You love children and would love to work more closely with them, either full- or part-time.

Day-to-day responsibilities for a nanny vary from family to family, but general duties are likely to include:

  1. Preparing meals
  2. Taking children to/from school
  3. Keeping children’s rooms tidy and ensuring beds are made
  4. Encouraging children to tidy up, put toys away
  5. Helping children with homework
  6. Helping out with light housework (folding laundry, unloading the dishwasher)
  7. Teaching children basic life skills, manners and good behaviour.
  8. Coming up with fun, creative and educational activities for the children in your care.

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