Recently an article was published on the differences between a babysitter and nanny. The International Nanny Association and Helen Adeosun, veteran nanny and founder of CareAcademy. were quoted in the article as well. For as long as I have been in the nanny industry, 20 years, this question comes up a lot along with the difference between an aupair and nanny. But for today’s topic we are discussing the differences between a nanny and babysitter. They have identified 5 myths and debunked them. Here is one of them that I have been asked about frequently.
5. Nannies don’t work hard
A nanny’s work may not involve sitting at a desk in a big corporation, but they exert a lot of energy to provide the best care possible for their kids. “You’re planning, monitoring and interacting in a very close way with the child in your care. It’s amazing and can be profoundly hard work,” says Adeosun.
Nannies don’t get to run on auto-pilot if they’re tired or having a bad day. Any nanny can tell you there’s never a dull moment when they’re on duty. “A nanny is a critical thinker, a problem solver and someone who’s very anticipatory,” says Adeosun.
Nannies are experienced, trained professionals who use their skills to do everything from cooking a nutritious meal to mediating fights between siblings. Lazy folks should steer clear of a position that encompasses this much work!
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