A household nanny is a professional, in-home childcare provider. He or she is employed by parents to provide their children with customized and personalized care in a domestic setting. Nannies are often considered unsung heroes because they look after the kids and provide for their social, physical, intellectual, and emotional needs when moms and dads are busy making a living. They also offer an affordable alternative to leaving children at a day care center or a childcare facility.
Duties and responsibilities vary from one household or placement to another, but as a nanny, you are generally expected to provide a safe, caring, nurturing, and stimulating environment for your charge. Aside from this, your responsibilities may also include keeping the children's areas neat and tidy, transporting them to and from activities, and grocery shopping for their basic needs. In most cases, you may also be asked to plan the kids' daily schedules.