Based on 1,058 responses, the job of Nanny has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.88 out of 5. On average, Nannys are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Nanny?
"Best job ever!"
Pros: I have worked as a secondary school teacher, teaching mathematics and Latin. I enjoyed that very much. I started a technology consulting company which was successful and very rewarding. But being a nanny is the best job I've ever had. I love every minute of every day. It doesn't feel like work.
Cons: The worst thing is the weekends. I miss the baby too much! I look forward to Monday mornings.
"My Nanny Job."
Pros: Helping to bring up a child in this world. Spending time with the child and providing for daily care. Teaching a child a new language, playing with the child inside the house and doing activities outside, such as playing at parks/playgrounds, beaches, activity centers and with friends of the child. Being present all the time; NOT ON THE PHONE, as I see most parents, and nannies preferring to stare at their smartphones instead of paying attention to their child they are supposed to be caring about or for.
Cons: Having home cameras staring at me all day long.
"Cover your bases."
Make sure you sit down and get a nanny contract made. It will help when they start trying to add things to your duty list without asking or giving you proper compensation for what you do that is extra. Also be sure they are paying the nanny taxes otherwise you won't receive a w-2 and that can hinder you from being approved for many things.
"Lack of communication."
Make sure all details are very clear.
Have fun with the kids but remember that you are in charge. Be very patient too!
Pros: The smiles, cuddles, knowing your a major impact in a childs life as well as making parents life easier.
Cons: Sick children, cleaning, baby vomit, baby fluids.
"Must love children."
Have your employer be specific of how many hours you're going to be working in a week.