Nanny Job Description

A Nanny Job Description

So, you’re interested in becoming an English speaking child carer in Paris, that’s awesome!
But, what does the job entail? What are you actually going to be doing on a daily basis?
This nanny job description will let you know what to expect.

Primary tasks of a nanny

Your primary task as a professional nanny will be to create a safe, stimulating and happy environment for the children to grow up in.
This is achieved through providing a structured day in which you organise age appropriate activities and games for the child. You will be responsible for researching and devising interesting, creative and productive methods to engage the kids.

A major part of the job description at Emily Rose Nannies is to focus on improving the child’s level of the English language in a natural environment.
Many parents are eager for their children to be exposed to English as a second language from a young age and grow up bilingual.

Personally, I believe that kids respond best when they don’t realise that they are learning because they are just having too much fun!
Therefore, we suggest introducing English through games, reading, projects and every day activities.

Don’t worry if you are a bit stuck for ideas though, Emily Rose Nannies are here to help!

We offer support and guidance alongside a wealth of ideas so that you and the kids will never be bored!
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Other nanny duties

During working hours the nanny is commonly responsible for all nursery duties.
The tasks required vary from family to family and, of course, depend on the age of the child.

Therefore, a nanny job description could include (but not be limited to)
– changing nappies
– preparing bottles
– preparing simple, healthy meals
– bathing
– children’s laundry
– keeping their bedrooms tidy
– school pick ups
– aiding with homework and extra curricular support
– general errands
– putting the kids to bed

When talking to a family about a position make sure that the role and all tasks are clearly described.
You can’t be too thorough at this point, ask a lot of questions and make sure you are aware exactly what will be expected of you!

Working hours

A typical working day for a full time nanny is 8 – 10 hours.
This role would typically be with children under 3 years old.

There are also many families that look for someone to take care of the children after school as, in France, children start going to school full time at age 3.
A typical part time position is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3.30pm until 7.30pm
Children usually don’t have school on a Wednesday or only go for the morning. Therefore, Wednesday hours are roughly 12 Midday until 7.30pm

Often parents will ask the nanny to stay late and babysit one evening per week.

Activities with the children

Paris is a great city for kids.
There are so many child friendly activities and expos around the city.
You could fill your time by having a picnic at one of the many parks, visiting the Muséé en Herbe (a wonderful museum for children), popping to the American Library to pick up some books or by going on a scavenger hunt around the city.
If the weather isn’t great, occupy yourselves at home by creating and playing your own board games, baking delicious treats, making some arts and crafts or building a blanket fort.
Pinterest will be your best friend on rainy days!


Do you like the sound of this?
Read our post describing a ‘Day in the life of a nanny in Paris’ and see if it’s for you.
Or, head over to see what positions we currently have available!