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 activities
plan creative play and learning activities and organise meal and sleep times
develop and/or maintain appropriate routines
communicate with parents to ensure their preferences regarding child care are maintained
safeguard children against potential dangers, such as swimming pools, kitchen utensils, poisons and stairs
take children to school, kindergarten and other activities
plan and prepare nutritious snacks and meals for children and possibly the family
care for and maintain children's belongings, bedrooms and play areas
take sole charge of children for extended periods while parents are absent from home
arrange and supervise outings
apply first aid and take appropriate action in cases of accident or emergency
perform 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
able to multi-task
flexible and resourceful.