Nannies work in private homes caring for their employers’ children. They are responsible for all aspects of childcare. However, their duties will vary depending on the number and ages of the children in their care.
Nannies need to be creative, to organise interesting activities for the children. Also need patience, tolerance and a sense of humour as they would often look after babies and very young children
When working with older children, Nannies would be involved in teaching basic social, reading and writing skills. Nannies would also take children on outings and keep them entertained through play.
Nannies could work as a maternity nanny, helping families care for newborn babies. This would usually be for a short period, during the first few weeks of a baby's life.
Nannies may be able to start work as a nanny without any qualifications. However, many employers and employment agencies will prefer Nannies to have a childcare qualification.