Career outlook for nanny
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work in an employer’s home, looking after their children and making sure they are happy and healthy.
You might often have to look after babies and very young children. You could work as a maternity nanny, helping families care for newborn babies during the first few weeks of a baby's life. You could also work with older children or a mix of age groups.
- Feed, bathe and dress children and change nappies
- Teach basic social skills and hygiene
- Make sure children are safe
- Help children to learn through play
- Go out with children to give them new experiences
- Take children to school or nursery
- Plan interesting things to do
- Take children to the doctor or to do activities
- Organise chances for children to play with others
- Prepare healthy meals and snacks
- Tidy up and clean rooms used by the children
- Keep records of the children’s development for the family
You would need an excellent understanding of health and safety, as well as food hygiene.
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