A Nanny’s foremost responsibility is to provide quality care and supervision for an employer’s child or children. Caring for the children is a demanding and time consuming job that can encompass a wide range of duties: Helping with meal preparation, feeding, bathing, dressing, keeping children’s’ rooms tidy, making children’s’ beds, doing children’s’ laundry, and straightening the playroom at the end of the day. Other responsibilities may include planning and structuring play opportunities and activities that are developmentally appropriate, interacting and playing with the child or children, reading stories, providing creative experiences, going for walks, or helping school-age children with homework.

If there are hours during the day that do not involve direct child care, light housekeeping chores such as family laundry, errands, grocery shopping and dinner preparation may also be part of a Nanny’s responsibilities.

Annual salary range: $41,600 and up depending on the responsibilities and experience of the Nanny