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Real-Life Nanny Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Nanny field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33409 Nanny Female 49 $28,000 Oklahoma City, OK 01/01/2010
33044 Nanny Female 25 $30,000 Anaheim, NY 01/01/2010
33010 Nanny Female 40 $80,000 boston, MA 01/01/2010
32937 Nanny Female 35 None Set Huntley, NY 01/01/2010
32797 Nanny Female 21 $30,000 New York, NY 01/01/2010

Overview

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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