What It’s Like to Work in the Nanny Field A nanny’s main responsibility is to care for the children of a family. Unlike some full time nannies, part time nannies do not live with the family and work roughly 15 to 20 hours per week. Work duties are still quite similar, though. A part time nanny is expected to ensure the children’s safety and supervise a range of activities, from language learning to playing board games. A part time nanny must create a stimulating environment in which the child or children can develop and grow.
Part time nannies have an array of duties. In general, a work day can include tasks such as changing diapers, dressing the child, administering medicine, driving the child to school, doing laundry and dishes, preparing meals, playing and more. Since nannies play a very important role in a child’s life, they must be trustworthy, patient, compassionate, and nurturing. Also, it’s preferred that a part time nanny know first-aid, have certifications in infant and child CPR, and have a driver’s license.
Benefits of Working in the Nanny Field Pay varies according to each family, a nanny’s experience, and location. On average, a part time nanny makes roughly $16 per hour. Those with more experience and/or a background in childhood education can expect to make more (over $20 in many cases). Moreover, being a part time nanny allows flexibility to pursue additional education in a related field or work other jobs.
The compensation and flexibility are attractive, but for many the chance to help a family raise their child or children is why it’s worth it. A part time nanny can make a huge difference in a child’s life by being a great caregiver and inspiring role model.