Nanny Job Description

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A Nanny Job Description

So, you’re interested in becoming an English speaking childcarer 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

Your primary task 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.
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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A major part of our job description at Emily Rose Nannies is to focus on improving the child’s level of the English language in a natural environment.
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.

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 afterschool 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.

Other 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 meals
– bathing
– children’s laundry
– keeping kids rooms tidy
– school runs
– aiding with homework
– general errands
– putting the kids to bed

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 ‘Day in the life of a nanny in Paris’ post and see if it’s for you!