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What does a Babysitter/Nanny do?

A nanny takes care of children by giving attention to their social, physical, intellectual and emotional welfare in private households where they provide the children with expert childcare service and support the children's parents. The career of nannies could advance with their enrollment in courses to prepare them for roles as teachers or psychologists who work with children.

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Working as a Babysitter/Nanny

  • Arranging and supervising the children's time to take naps for rest and going to bed for the night
  • Preparing baby bottles and handling all feeding equipment with care
  • Reinforcing the discipline most suitable for the children
  • Doing specific laundry for the children and ironing their clothes
  • Planning age-appropriate educational activities
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How much does a Babysitter/Nanny make in the United States?

Average base salary

$21.20
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a babysitter/nanny is $21.20 per hour in the United States. 26.5k salaries reported, updated at August 9, 2022.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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5,881 job openings

Average $14.12 per hour

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Common questions about for a Babysitter/Nanny

What does a nanny do?

A nanny is a person who cares for the well-being and development of a child with full-time childcare during the hours the parents are working.

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What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny?

Both nannies and babysitters care for children in the absence of their parents or guardian. Nannies play more of a regular role in childcare while a babysitter will usually support on an ad-hoc basis.

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What is considered light housekeeping for a babysitter/nanny?

Light housekeeping for a babysitter/nanny is cleaning up the mess created while taking care of the kids. It can include picking up things from around the house, laundry and organizing closets.

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