Why become a nanny?
There are countless reasons that people find caring for children immensely satisfying – and there are just as many reasons why people turn to nannying later in their lives/careers. Perhaps one (or more!) of the following resonate with you?
You’re feeling unfulfilled, either because of the nature of the job that you do – or because you aren’t currently in formal employment.
- You’ve got bags of experience: you’re reliable, dependable, patient and kind.
- You feel that there’s more to life than what you’re doing right now
- You’re aching for a sense of purpose.
- You want to put your brilliant life skills raising your own family to use
- You love children and would love to work more closely with them, either full- or part-time.
Day-to-day responsibilities for a nanny vary from family to family, but general duties are likely to include:
- Preparing meals
- Taking children to/from school
- Keeping children’s rooms tidy and ensuring beds are made
- Encouraging children to tidy up, put toys away
- Helping children with homework
- Helping out with light housework (folding laundry, unloading the dishwasher)
- Teaching children basic life skills, manners and good behaviour.
- Coming up with fun, creative and educational activities for the children in your care.
Salary: £250 p/week
Languages: English & Spanish
Hours: 4hrs p/day, 5 days p/wk
‘Our girls are growing in independence, but love a home-cooked meal – and homework help is always welcome!’
Languages: English & French
Hours: 50hrs p/wk
‘We’re down-to-earth and friendly and are seeking similar qualities in a nanny for our three children aged 4, 7 & 9’