Nanny Duties

overworked Nanny Duties

Nanny Duties

A nanny is a childcare specialist and you should work in partnership with a family, it is your responsibility to perform all of the duties that are related to childcare and it is also important for expectations of additional duties to be realistic.
If there is a long list of daily tasks such as cooking, picking up the dry cleaning, and running miscellaneous errands for your family during the day, then most important task at hand – caring for the children will end up taking second place. Is it likely you can accomplish it all in a day?
Household tasks unrelated to the care of the children should never take priority over the safety of the children as full attention needs to be paid to the children.

Below is a list of the most basic of nanny duties;

  • Supervise the children’s activities at all times
  • Wash the children’s clothes
  • Dress the children
  • Cook nutritional balanced meals
  • Clean up after meals
  • Wash bottles
  • Change Nappies
  • Potty train the children
  • Teach the children good manners
  • Visits to the swimming pool and library
  • Drop off and collect children from schools or nurseries
  • Assist with homework
  • Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for the children
  • Plan and prepare meals and bottles and feed, the children
  • Bath the children
  • Administer medicine to the children
  • Read, with the children
  • Plan educational activities
  • Drive them to and from activities/clubs/playdates
  • Play with the children, both indoors and outdoors
  • Ensure they have suitable naps
  • Reasonably discipline the children

If you are working with older, school-aged children then there may be additional duties that are asked to be completed during the hours that the children are away, such as family laundry and cooking.

This is a list of possible additional duties;

  • Make the parents’ bed
  • Change the sheets on all the beds
  • Do the parent’s washing
  • Do the weekly food shop for the house
  • Shop for household items such as cleaning products
  • Drop off and collecting dry cleaning
  • Cook for the whole family
  • Tidy the house
  • Organise services, MOT and basic car maintenance
  • Deal with tradesmen and handymen
  • Organise home repairs and services
  • Organise the cupboards, kitchen or laundry for eg,
  • Help plan and book holidays
  • Help pack and wash for holiday
  • House sit
  • Buy children’s clothing
  • Walk, feed and keep clean any pets

Please remember that you are not Mary Poppins, she was a fictional character!