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Become An In-Home Nanny

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Working As An In-Home Nanny

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $22,020

    Average Salary

Example Of What An In-Home Nanny does

  • Cared for the children's physical and psychological needs Prepared nutritious meals Maintained house and laundry
  • Maintain a safe play environment.
  • Model appropriate social behaviors and encourage concern for others to cultivate development of interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
  • Care included meal preparations, light cleaning, and educational activities.
  • Perform first aid or CPR when required.
  • Performed light chores such as laundry and room cleaning.
  • Transport children to schools, social outings, and medical appointments.
  • Cared for three children ages 3-6 Taught them daily lessons Transported to and from extra-curricular activities
  • Modeled appropriate social behaviors and encouraged concern for others.
  • Managed children's daily activities, ensuring that they were at all scheduled events.
  • Cared for a 3 month old girl, and 3-year-old boy.
  • Supervised 60 + nannies under Kensington Nanny & Home Services.
  • Care for two children, 2 year old boy and 7 year old girl.
  • Cared for two small Children, a 2 month old Infant Girl and an 8 Year Old Boy.
  • Provided daily childcare to two children * Completed daily household chores * Provided field trip experiences for the children
  • Dirty diapers are not an issue for me as well as potty training
  • Assisted with baths and dressing, prepared meals, planned and supervised educational and recreational activities.

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How To Become An In-Home Nanny

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.


Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.


Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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In-Home Nanny Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Korean

  • Turkish


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Top Skills for An In-Home Nanny


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Top In-Home Nanny Skills

  1. Laundry
  2. Household Chores
  3. Daily Activities
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Position also includes light house keeping: doing dishes, sweeping and mopping floors as well as doing children's laundry.
  • Provided daily childcare to two children * Completed daily household chores * Provided field trip experiences for the children
  • Cook and prepare meals, create daily activities, clean house, provide transportation for children when necessary.
  • Managed schedules of activities, including transportation, homework assistance, and meal preparation.
  • Established and maintained a safe play environment for the children.

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