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Working As a Live-Out Nanny

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • $24,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Live-Out Nanny Do

Childcare workers provide care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They attend to children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten or help older children with homework.

Duties

Childcare workers typically do the following:

  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care
  • Prepare and organize mealtimes and snacks for children
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Change the diapers of infants and toddlers
  • Organize activities or implement a curriculum that allows children to learn about the world and explore their interests
  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of their parents
  • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests

Childcare workers read and play with babies and toddlers to introduce basic concepts, such as manners. For example, they teach young children how to share and take turns by playing games with other children.

Childcare workers often help preschool-age children prepare for kindergarten. Young children learn from playing, solving problems, questioning, and experimenting. Childcare workers use play and other instructional techniques to help children’s development. For example, they use storytelling and rhyming games to teach language and vocabulary. They may help improve children’s social skills by having them work together to build something in a sandbox. Childcare workers may teach math by having children count when building with blocks. They also involve the children in creative activities, such as art, dance, and music.

Childcare workers can also watch school-age children before and after school. They often help these children with homework and may take them to afterschool activities, such as sports practices and club meetings.

During the summer, when children are out of school, childcare workers may watch older children as well as younger ones for the entire day while the parents are at work.

The following are examples of types of childcare workers:

Childcare center workers work in teams in childcare centers that offer programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start. They often work with preschool teachers and teacher assistants to teach children through a structured curriculum. They prepare daily and long-term schedules of activities to stimulate and educate the children in their care. They also monitor and keep records of the children’s progress.

Family childcare providers care for children in the providers’ own homes during traditional working hours. They need to ensure that their homes and all staff they employ meet the regulations for family childcare providers.

In addition, family childcare providers perform tasks related to running their business. For example, they write contracts that set rates of pay, when payment can be expected, and the number of hours children can be in care. Furthermore, they establish policies about issues including whether sick children can be in their care, who can pick children up, and how behavioral issues will be dealt with. Family childcare providers frequently spend some of their time marketing their services to prospective families.

Nannies work in the homes of the children they care for and the parents that employ them. Most often, they work full time for one family. They may be responsible for driving children to school, appointments, or afterschool activities. Some live in the homes of the families that employ them.

Babysitters, like nannies, work in the homes of the children in their care. However, they work for many families instead of just one. In addition, they generally do not work full time, but rather take care of the children on occasional nights and weekends when parents have other obligations.

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How To Become A Live-Out Nanny

Education and training requirements vary by setting, state, and employer. They range from no formal education to a certification in early childhood education.

Education

Childcare workers must meet education and training requirements, which vary by state. Some states require these workers to have a high school diploma, but many states do not have any education requirements for entry-level positions. However, workers with postsecondary education or an early childhood education credential may be qualified for higher level positions.

Employers often prefer to hire workers with at least a high school diploma and, in some cases, some postsecondary education in early childhood education.

Workers in Head Start programs must at least be enrolled in a program in which they will earn a postsecondary degree in early childhood education or a child development credential.

States do not regulate educational requirements for nannies. However, some employers may prefer to hire workers with at least some formal instruction in childhood education or a related field, particularly when they will be hired as full-time nannies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many states require childcare centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. To qualify for licensure, staff must pass a background check, have a complete record of immunizations, and meet a minimum training requirement. Some states require staff to have certifications in CPR and first aid.

Some states and employers require childcare workers to have a nationally recognized credential. Most often, states require the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, and a period during which the applicant is observed while working with children. The CDA credential is valid for 3 years and requires renewal.

Some states recognize the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation offered by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Some of the requirements needed to obtain the CCP are that the candidate must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, have experience in the field, take courses in early childhood education, and pass an exam. The CCP accreditation requires renewal every 2 years through the CCP maintenance process.

The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) offers a nationally recognized accreditation for family childcare providers. This accreditation requires training and experience in the field, as well as a period during which the applicant is observed while working with children.

Training

Many states and employers require providers to complete some training before beginning work. Also, many states require staff in childcare centers to complete a minimum number of hours of training annually. Training may include information about basic care of babies, such as how to warm a bottle, and customer-service skills.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Childcare workers must be able to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care. They need good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand parents’ instructions.

Decisionmaking skills. Good judgment is necessary for childcare workers so they can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.

Instructional skills. Childcare workers need to be able to explain things in terms young children can understand.

Interpersonal skills. Childcare workers need to work well with people to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.

Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, so childcare workers need to be able to respond to overwhelming and difficult situations calmly.

Physical stamina. Working with children can be physically taxing, so childcare workers should have a lot of energy.

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Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a Live-Out Nanny make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Live-Out Nanny in the United States is $24,892 per year or $12 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $18,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $32,000.

Real Live-Out Nanny Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Live-In Babysitter/Nanny Invest Now, LLC Tucson, AZ Apr 01, 2015 $27,444
Live-In Nanny Private Household of Eric and Julie Sosnitsky Washington, DC Jan 08, 2008 $27,131
Live-In Nanny Christine E Arora New York, NY Dec 12, 2016 $27,068
Domestic Nanny, Live Out Tomislav Vuletic Dobbs Ferry, NY Sep 03, 2016 $26,728
Nanny Live Sana Nadeem Upper Saddle River, NJ Dec 08, 2016 $26,728
Live-In Nanny Docia Myer CO Aug 01, 2014 $25,600
Live-In Nanny Olivia KAHR & Daniel Shin Los Angeles, CA Jul 28, 2016 $25,418
Live In Nanny Shop&Buy LLC Fairfax, VA Dec 01, 2016 $25,253
Live-In Nanny Roland Villacorta New York, NY Apr 09, 2010 $25,044
Live In Nanny Elizabeth Flyer East Rockaway, NY Nov 12, 2009 $24,610
Live-In Nanny M.E. Kjaernested Greenwich, CT Jun 04, 2010 $24,564
Nanny-Live In Karl Meyer Burbank, CA Jun 19, 2015 $24,149
Live-In Nanny Kiranjeet Gill Naples, FL Jul 19, 2016 $24,000
Live In Nanny/Houskeeper Noemi Polu Chantilly, VA Oct 01, 2015 $23,980
Live In Nanny Richard Barth and Wendy Kopp New York, NY May 18, 2010 $23,393
Live-Out Nanny Sunil Chadda Darien, CT Apr 26, 2016 $23,358
Live In Nanny Seyed Khoddami Camarillo, CA Jan 06, 2016 $23,296
Live In Nanny Thomas Snelling AK Sep 01, 2014 $22,581
Live In Nanny Elisa Snelling Eagle, AK Oct 10, 2014 $22,581
Live-In-Nanny Michael Schilling Hackensack, NJ Jul 10, 2015 $22,027
Live-In Nanny Deirdre Stewart AZ May 21, 2013 $21,851
Live-In Nanny Deirdre Stewart AZ May 11, 2014 $21,600
Live-In Nanny Jason Hackl Gainesville, FL Oct 03, 2016 $19,531
Live-In Nanny Gray Household Huntsville, AL Dec 15, 2016 $18,616
Live-In Housekeeper/Nanny Margaret McGettigan DBA McGettigan-Murphy Blue Bell, PA Dec 16, 2010 $18,574
Live-In Nanny Jason Hackl Gainesville, FL Nov 01, 2014 $18,491
Live-In Nanny Jorge Jaramillo Jackson, NY Jan 04, 2016 $18,179
Live-Out Nanny John & Jennifer Lamontagne New York, NY Apr 19, 2016 $18,179
Live-In Nanny Wendy Chao San Antonio, TX Mar 28, 2016 $17,867

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Top Skills for A Live-Out Nanny

  1. Meal Prep
  2. Family Laundry
  3. Complete Homework Assignments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided meal preparation, bathing and dressing, and assisted in extra-curricular and academic activities.
  • Handled family laundry, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, daily errands, and organized as needed.
  • Helped children complete homework assignments.
  • Have experience in cooking and doing household chores such as laundry and dishes as well as keeping the house clean.
  • Instilled positive and loving environment by developing and participating in daily activities.

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Top 10 Best States for Lives-Out Nanny

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  5. Utah
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Live-Out Nanny Demographics

Gender

Female

78.5%

Unknown

12.9%

Male

8.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

10.7%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

48.5%

French

12.4%

German

6.5%

Portuguese

5.9%

Russian

5.3%

Polish

4.1%

Italian

3.6%

Chinese

2.4%

Swedish

1.2%

Swahili

1.2%

Mandarin

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Ukrainian

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Yoruba

0.6%

Croatian

0.6%

Occidental

0.6%

Greek

0.6%
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Live-Out Nanny Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.9%

The Academy

10.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

7.4%

Kaplan University

6.9%

Liberty University

6.4%

Grand Canyon University

5.0%

Ashford University

4.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.5%

Lansing Community College

4.0%

University of Florida

3.5%

National University

3.5%

Northern Arizona University

3.5%

Utah Valley University

3.5%

Metropolitan State University

3.5%

College of Southern Nevada

3.5%

Utah State University

3.5%

Brigham Young University

3.0%

Pima Community College

3.0%

Kent State University

3.0%

University of Central Florida

3.0%
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Majors

Psychology

11.9%

Business

10.9%

Nursing

8.7%

Early Childhood Education

8.3%

Medical Assisting Services

6.7%

Human Development

5.3%

Elementary Education

4.8%

General Studies

4.7%

Health Care Administration

4.7%

Communication

4.5%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Education

3.9%

Liberal Arts

3.6%

English

3.3%

Biology

3.0%

Sociology

2.5%

Cosmetology

2.4%

Social Work

2.4%

Fine Arts

2.2%

Accounting

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

36.6%

Bachelors

34.4%

Associate

14.6%

Certificate

6.2%

Masters

5.3%

Diploma

2.0%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.2%
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