What does it mean to be a nanny? First off being a nanny doesn't mean she/he is a babysitter. Let me explain. A Nanny is a mother's helper. A nanny is someone who is fully invested in a child's development and well-being. Generally, a nanny will care for children full-time while both parents work. It's a nanny's responsibility to create daily schedules and engage in activities to ensure healthy mental, physical and emotional growth in the children they care for. Most nannies will be tasked with preparing meals, helping with household work (dishes, laundry, etc.), driving the children to and from activities and assisting with homework.
Daily Tasks: Aside from childcare, nannies may be responsible for other child-related tasks, such as doing laundry, helping with homework, and organizing activity schedules. Household management tasks like running errands or organizing are generally added only if a nanny is caring for school-aged children.
Work Schedule: Nannies can work from only a day to everyday of the week!
Salary: The national average hourly rate for babysitting or short-term assignments is $16 per hour. The national average gross weekly salary for full-time live-out nannies is $705. The national average gross weekly salary for full-time live-in nannies is $652.
Work Environment: The work environment for nannies is usually in their employer's homes.
Issues/problems that may arise: Things that may arise when the nanny is around is maybe the child hurts himself or herself, or maybe the child getting sick.
Benefits: -Getting to stay home. -One on one care. -Flexibility.
How do they help children and/or families?: Nannies perform their child care duties in the homes of the families that employ them. Unlike other kinds of household help, nannies are specifically concerned with the needs of the children in their charge. Nannies prepare the children’s meals, making sure they are nutritious, appealing, and appetizing. They may do grocery shopping specifically for the children. Nannies may attend to the children during their mealtimes and oversee their training in table manners and proper etiquette. They also clean up after the children’s meals. If there is an infant in the family, a nanny will wash and sterilize bottles and feed the infant. It is not part of a nanny’s regular duties to cook for the adult members of the household or do domestic chores outside of those required for the children.