Nannies care for children as employees in private households.
Duties & Tasks
Nannies may perform the following tasks:care for babies or young children by feeding, washing and dressing them, as well as by supervising their play and learning activitiesplan creative play and learning activities and organise meal and sleep timesdevelop and/or maintain appropriate routinescommunicate with parents to ensure their preferences regarding child care are maintainedsafeguard children against potential dangers, such as swimming pools, kitchen utensils, poisons and stairstake children to school, kindergarten and other activitiesplan and prepare nutritious snacks and meals for children and possibly the familycare for and maintain children's belongings, bedrooms and play areastake sole charge of children for extended periods while parents are absent from homearrange and supervise outingsapply first aid and take appropriate action in cases of accident or emergencyperform light housekeeping duties when applicable, such as laundry or meal preparation.
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.
- patient and mature with a willingness to accept responsibility good organisation skills able to work with young children able to work unsupervised good communication skills reliable able to multi-task flexible and resourceful.