Nanny Career Guide
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Real-Life Nanny Job Profiles
For individuals who are interested in working with children for a living, becoming a nanny is an excellent opportunity. Nannies typically work in the homes of the children they care for, and some nannies even live with the families.
The majority of nannies work full-time for one family, and they are responsible for all of the children?s needs while the parents are at work or wherever else they need to be. Throughout the day, the nanny takes care of the children?s basic needs. This includes feeding, bathing (if necessary), and getting the kids down for naps. Additionally, since they are with them all day long, some nannies will even drive the children to school, activities, and appointments.
The day-to-day duties of a nanny will depend on the ages of the children that they take care of. Some nannies will spend their days with young children reading, singing, and dancing. Nannies of older children may have more time dedicated to driving them places and assisting with homework. If you have a strong preference of whether you want to care for infants and toddlers rather than school-aged children, your employment options will be more limited. This is something that needs to be taken into consideration and made clear to potential employers when pursuing this career path.
To see what it is really like to work as a nanny, we interviewed individuals in this profession to get the inside scoop. Check out the career profiles below to learn about the pros and cons, salaries, and more.
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