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Updated: Mar 30, 2020

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CAREER REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATIONNone ; associate's degree and/or certifications in early child care preferred.
CERTIFICATIONCPR and first aid certification common; voluntary certifications available.
KEY SKILLSStrong communication and instructional skills, patience and stamina.
EXPERIENCEVaries by position.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS18+ years old , good health, up to date on immunizations; pass background and drug test.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

There are several Nannies jobs that require no academic qualifications, but it is always recommended to have a child care qualification.

Among available qualifications for this area are the Diploma or Certificate in children’s care, learning and development. Entry requirements for these courses vary according to institutions.


Certificate/Diploma course:

  • Certified Course in Childcare & Development
  • Certificate Course in Child Care
  • Diploma in Child Care

Educational qualification:

Candidates should be 10th or 12th class pass.


Degree courses:

  • B.A. (Early Childhood Care and Education)
  • B.Ed. (Child Development)


SKILLS REQUIRED


  • Nannies should have an interest in the personal development of children; being reliable and trustworthy; being tolerant and patient.


  • They should be able to stay calm under pressure; having domestic skills; having common sense and having interpersonal abilities.


  • They should also be flexible and proactive; having suitable stamina and energy; being able to work extra hours.


  • They must have the ability to work with parents as many parents look for a nanny who is well educated and cooperative.


  • Nannies must have a genuine love of children and a sense of fun.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

For graduation courses, students should be 12th class pass with childcare as one of the subjects.


Institutes offering Courses for Nanny:


  • Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh
  • University of Pune, Pune
  • J.R.N. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

A Nanny is responsible for overseeing a child's health, routine, nutrition and safety. They are also responsible for organizing and creating activities, whether leisure or educational. Educational activities will focus on curriculum geared to help a child develop in a healthy manner.

For school-aged children, nannies may provide tutoring services if it is needed. There are many things a Nanny has to keep in mind during the job. They also need special education especially for handling children of young age.


Nannies usually perform so many activities such as given below:-

  • Cooking Children’s Meals
  • Cleaning Bedrooms
  • Caring Children with Physical Disabilities
  • Promoting Children’s Learning Processes
  • Taking children to School

 

CAREER PROSPECTS


They have good career prospects for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. They have to do there such as meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, an organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities and transportation.


  • Nannies can also work in clinics, medical centres and research laboratories.
  • They can enter into military service, railways and various other public sector medical departments.