Benefits of a Nanny:


  • If there is more than one child in a family a Nanny is a cost-effective and convenient choice.

  • Parents pay a higher per hour gross rate for a Nanny to give their child one to one care because they do not want their child in an all-day group setting.  

  • A Nanny daily in a parent`s absence continues with the established family routines.

  • A Nanny has daily child-related housekeeping duties they are expected to do to a reasonable standard.

  • A Nanny is responsible to use appropriate communication and ensuring the daily happiness, safety and well-being of each child.

Traditional Nanny Duties:


A Nanny continues with the daily established Childcare routines there an Employer can expect some light housekeeping duties to be done to a reasonable standard but only if are child-related and on the understanding, the priority is the safety, wellbeing and happiness of a Child or Children and are done in between the care of.


A Childcare Qualified person employed as a Nanny does not want to do or be made to feel also the adult's clothes ironer, cook or cleaner. Child-related housekeeping duties may not be done in the same way or to the same standard as yourself.


1 page Nanny Job Description:


Parents prepare before arranging to interview a Nanny. In interview the Childcarer can read as you read their Childcare, First Aid, DBS, Ofsted Certificates, and reference display folder then use to discuss points, include:


  • Each child's name, age, any dietary need, health condition or medication be routinely responsible for.

  • Any nursery or school, local outings you want the Nanny to take them.

  • Your first choice contract of employment days, hours and start date and note any flexibility with.

  • Probationary is usually 4 - 6 weeks where generally, a Nanny is paid weekly and thereafter monthly.                                          

  • We recommend a 30-minute end of each week discussion for both parties to mention any points important to them without taking offence. Opinions may differ but discussion helps resolve minor issues so by the probationary end the arrangement is more likely to suit all parties as ending an agreement after a contract is signed is far more complicated and upsetting for all parties especially the children.

  • As the Employer state how or which service you may use to comply with PAYE Tax deductions on their full gross salary.

  • At the end of the Nanny Job Description state, any flexibility can consider for example other days or that certain days (state which) can be shorter hours.​


What does a Nanny do:


  • Are expected to arrive 5 – 10 minutes early or punctually in a calm, professional and happy manner.

  • Prepare, cook, and introduce children to age-appropriate healthy meals, snacks, and drinks within their dietary need.

  • Wash, dry and put away crockery Nanny used throughout the day.

  • Provide daily within a Child's home varied and fun educational activities.

  • Practice on and off throughout day ABC, numbers, read and write to prepare for school.

  • Discuss and plan with the Child to do the next week a nature project or creative craft activity.

  • Help any siblings to settle to do homework.

  • Bath a Child, clean the bath and tidy up the bathroom.

  • Clean baby equipment, toys, highchair, bottle steriliser and mud on buggy, boots, shoes.

  • Iron Child clothes and bedding - this is safest done for about 20 minutes and when no children are in the room.

  • Sweep/hoover each day and as needed if a hard wooden play area and kitchen floor if a crawling baby or toddler.

  • The last hour of every day and all year before an Employer arrives home tidy toys ideally with the Child.

  • At the end of each workday if needed to clean and vacuum any room used.

  • State any house, TV limit or snack rules.

  • In the last 20 minutes to enjoy a quiet time sit with the Child colouring or read stories so are calm when Parents arrive home and take over.


Childcarers to get and retain a Nanny job:


  • In the first 3 weeks of probationary, we strongly advise to do only the Parent chosen local outings usually to a playgroup, library, park swings or music group. Most Parents are aware working alone as a Nanny is isolating so in the 4th week of probationary agree to a outing you choose if the Children are supervised enjoying an activity with other Children every other day out of house with other Nannies, for example a nature project in the park, picnic, musical session, or ball game.

  • A Nanny that is not doing the agreed contract duties to a reasonable standard will need to expect an Employer to point out an activity or Child-related housekeeping duty they want to see by the end of the next working week changed or quickly improved.

  • It is important a Nanny leaves each Nanny or Childcare Employer on good terms as a Nanny Agency or potential new employer will want to contact them in hope you are given a good verbal or/and written reference. It is essential these referees speak of a Childcarers good reliability, punctuality, completed contract agreed on duties to a good or reasonable standard,  communicated well and pleasantly with their Child and are happy to recommend to other families.            

  • Remember if a Childcarer has too many temporary jobs displayed in their CV that may put off a potential employer who generally seek a Nanny long term and for a minimum 1 year commitment and the gross per hour rate offered may be lower.