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As a Nanny you’ll provide care for one or more children in a family home as a service.

Being a Nanny

You’ll work in partnership with the family, responsible for the safety and development of the children. You’ll provide care for one or more children, teach them good manners, maintain a clean and safe environment and organise creative activities such as crafting or drawing.

If required, you’ll have duties such as:

  • preparing meals
  • helping them with their homework
  • transporting children to and from school
  • schedule naps
  • complete household chores.

About the workplace

You may live-in or live-out of the home, this will depend upon the needs of the family. You’ll be employed through a personal contract with parents.

Getting started as a Nanny

You will be responsible for registration with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), complete a DBS check and take out insurance. Some local authorities offer start-up grants to help set up your childminding business and further guidance is available at PACEY.

To be successful in this role you'll need:

  • to enjoy working with children
  • a caring and patient nature
  • an adaptable and flexible approach
  • good communication skills, including verbal and listening skills
  • imagination and creativity

Required Qualifications

No qualifications needed

You might want to consider the Introduction to childcare programme that covers the essentials you need to start working in childcare.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs board to get an idea of the type of roles available.