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How to become a Nanny


Career progression and salary expectations for a Nanny



| Up to £20,000

The role of a Nanny

You hate Mondays because you hate your job. You should be a Nanny…

Nannies work in people’s homes, providing care for their children while they’re away or at work.

Becoming a Nanny is a great option for anyone who wants to work closely with kids, and some even choose to live with their families to provide the full-time care they need. However, part-time hours are available, and some may even work with multiple families over the course of a regular working week.

Day-to-day responsibilities for a Nanny will often vary depending on family size, but duties may include:

  • Preparing meals
  • Taking the children to and from school
  • Helping them with the homework
  • Doing housework
  • Taking care of younger children and teaching them basic skills
  • Keeping everyone entertained and ensuring they behave throughout the day
First and foremost, to become a Nanny you will need to be a natural with children.

You should be able to build up a good rapport with kids of all ages, and speak to them on their own level, without being patronising. You will also be great at building relationships with the parents, having their total trust at all times.

Other key skills for a Nanny include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Patience
  • The ability to multitask
  • Patience
  • The ability to cope perform well under pressure
  • Did we mention patience?
"I’ve always wanted to work with kids, and being a Nanny was definitely my dream. Pretty much ever since I first saw Ms. Doubtfire, if I’m honest. It’s not always the easiest job, and some days are harder than others. But that moment you help the kids ace their first piece of homework, or you help them tie their shoes for the first time, it’s almost indescribable. I wouldn’t change it for the world."

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