A nanny requires a number of skills, talents and abilities. Kids eh? Can you deal with the little ones? And more importantly, do you think you are ready for the parents? Nannies need tact, diplomacy and an almost psychic ability to deal with parents and children to great effect.
A live-in nanny has a day which starts with preparations often even before the rest of the household is up. Nannies are responsible for the children and all aspects of childcare. This can be everything from dressing, feeding, bathing, changing nappies with young children to helping older children for example with their reading, eating, play and talking and general education. You might need to be in charge of driving children to school, shopping and other household duties. Live-in nannies are not just for celebrities. The post of a nanny who lives in with the family can be very rewarding. It is great to see how much you can contribute to a child's development, while you are there as a member of the family or household.
Some of the work can offer other good benefits. You might be involved in helping the children on holidays and be given your own private holiday accommodation.
Overall, you are passionate about childcare. You understand the importance of bringing up children well. So, you have a warm, friendly and confident approach to parents and children. In fact, you are flexible and creative.
You can devise activities for the children and sometimes for the whole family.
You have good level of fitness as you might have to work irregular hours if a child is sick for example. You are also ready to work in changing environments and can respond to any sort of challenge. You have good level of expertise in nutrition and food hygiene as well as in health and safety points.