A Nanny is someone with sufficient qualifications, or who has a few years experience or a mix of both. A Nanny can look after children of all ages and should provide plenty of fun and learning opportunities in a safe environment. Opting for a Nanny as a solution to childcare, compared to other possibilities, provides a greater level of flexibility, whereby care can be extended to look after children who have been taken ill, or to accompany the family on holiday, and moreover can provide a closer relationship, resulting in a more comprehensive provision of care.

General

  • Plan, organise, and carry out appropriate, stimulating activities for children
  • Use consistent behavioural management techniques, previously discussed with the parents
  • Establish or follow children’s individual routines, responding to the children’s personal needs.
  • Discussing progress and daily activities with the parents, directly or through a daily nanny diary.
  • Supervise children at all times, making sure children are always safe
  • Approve any transport with the children with the parents beforehand
  • Administer medication only as instructed by the parents

Hygiene, food, nursery duties

  • Clean feeding equipment and sterilise if needed, keep children’s bathroom, potties, toilets clean
  • Teach and encourage children basic hygiene rules and bath them regularly
  • Perform children’s laundry
  • Keep toys and child related equipment in good order. They should be in good working condition and stored in organised way
  • Prepare nutritious healthy meals from scratch. Times and menu should be agreed with the parents
  • Follow food hygiene principles, checking ingredients are not out of date, following standards to avoid cross contamination
  • Be aware of food or other allergies
  • Keep children areas clean and tidy – kitchen, play area, bedroom, bathroom
  • Make the beds/cots on daily basis
  • Wash and change the bedding weekly or when soiled