Thursday, April 12, 2012

What are Typical Nanny Duties?

On a weekly basis inquisitive parents ask me, "What are typical nanny duties?"
My answer, "ANYTHING that has to do with your child." Here is an extended list
of responsibilities nannies can take on (but not limited to):

- Preparing meals
- Laundry for children
- Researching the best schools, classes, sports activities to attend
- Purchase and read age-appropriate books
- Schedule play-dates
- Drive to school, activities, and doctors appointments
- Grocery shop (if time permits)
- Make sure child's supplies are fully stocked (i.e. diapers, wipes, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
- As the child grows, clothes fit and those that don't are donated and/or given away
- Create a weekly schedule (with parents approval)
- Help with homework
- Stay current on event happening in your city that are kid friendly (concerts, events, museums, new classes, etc)
- Be a positive role model in character, personal hygiene, and presentation
- COMMUNICATE. COMMUNICATE. COMMUNICATE. Have conversations daily with parents about the child's day (milestones, moods, behaviors, preferences, etc.)
- Keep a "To Do" list of tasks, goals, activities, and schedules
- Keeping a Food Journal -likes and dislikes- This helps so the same foods are not repeated.

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