Nanny Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Nanny

Job Summary: We are seeking a responsible and caring nanny to provide childcare for our children. The nanny will create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment in which the children can thrive and develop. The nanny will be responsible for all aspects of childcare, including feeding, bathing, dressing, and supervising playtime. The nanny will also be responsible for light housekeeping duties related to the children.


  • Provide attentive and nurturing care for the children
  • Create a safe and stimulating environment for the children
  • Prepare and serve meals and snacks
  • Assist with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Supervise playtime and engage in educational and fun activities with the children
  • Transport children to and from school, activities, and appointments
  • Perform light housekeeping duties related to the children, such as laundry and tidying up
  • Communicate regularly with parents about the children's progress and needs


  • Previous experience as a nanny or childcare provider
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create a safe and nurturing environment for children
  • Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate activities
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain)
  • High school diploma or equivalent (some college coursework in early childhood education or related field preferred)

Working Conditions: The nanny will work in the family's home, which may include some light housekeeping duties related to the children. The nanny may be required to work evenings and weekends, and may occasionally travel with the family. The nanny will be expected to adhere to the family's rules and routines, and to maintain a professional and respectful relationship with the family.

Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits may include paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings plan.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Nanny

What is the best way to find and hire a Nanny near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Nanny applicants. Employers posting their Nanny job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Nanny applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Nanny are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 17 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Nanny positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Nanny role?
SMS has 86% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Nanny job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Nannies are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 136% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Nanny applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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