Role and Responsibilities of a nanny
Role of a nanny
As a nanny, you should fulfil all childcare duties whilst your employer’s child is in your care. This will include:
- Making sure that the child’s emotional needs are met through an understanding and loving demeanour.
- Providing stimulating activities to encourage the child’s development.
- Ensuring that the child’s clothes are clean and that they are presentable.
- Cooking them balanced and healthy meals.
- Developing social interaction and communication/language skills.
- Teaching and promoting independence, self-care and hygiene awareness e.g. potty/toilet training.
- Promoting an active and healthy lifestyle (not plonking them down in front of the television for hours).
Above all, your role is to provide a loving and stable environment for your employer’s child.
A Nanny should fulfil all childcare duties whilst your child is in their care. This will include:
- Although each family’s timetable and lifestyle differs, it is generally expected that you should have two days free a week.
- It is encouraged that you and your employer come to an agreement as to when you will be expected to assist during the evenings and weekends.
- It is better to have a clear arrangement in place that can then adapt as you get to know each other.
- You are entitled to 28 days of paid annual leave (if you are working five days a week). Bank and public holidays can be included in the minimum entitlement.