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The different types of nanny positions

Are you considering a career as a nanny or are you an experienced professional seeking new opportunities? At Nannies of Greece, we have developed a comprehensive guide to assist nannies in discovering the ideal positions that align with their skills and aspirations. Our guide provides valuable insights into the qualifications necessary for success in the field, and offers valuable advice on how to effectively apply for the right nanny position.

Within our guide, you will delve into the role of a nanny, gaining a deeper understanding of their daily responsibilities and the diverse array of positions available. Whether you are just starting out or seeking advancement in your nanny career, our guide is designed to provide the necessary information and resources to support your professional growth. Join us on this journey and unlock the opportunities that await you in the world of nannying.

What is a nanny?

A nanny’s primary role revolves around creating a secure and nurturing environment where children can flourish and reach their full potential. This encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including preparing nutritious meals, ensuring an organised household, and facilitating transportation for appointments and extracurricular engagements.

As a nanny seamlessly integrates into the family’s daily routine, they become an indispensable and cherished member of the household, providing valuable support and guidance to promote the well-being and development of the children under their care.

Exploring Nanny Duties

With a plethora of nanny roles available, it can be challenging to discern which type of caregiver is best suited for your specific needs. In our guide, we will delve into the various kinds of nannies and their unique qualifications and duties.

One of the crucial roles of a nanny is to provide assistance with homework while also organising and facilitating enjoyable, creative, and educational activities for children, that help in the child’s growth.

Whether you choose a live-in or live-out nanny, both options can provide invaluable assistance to your family. These highly skilled professionals are well-versed in a variety of nanny responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Getting children ready for school
  • Helping with the child(s) homework
  • Dropping off and picking up children from school
  • Creating fun, creative, educational and active games & activities
  • Laundering children’s clothes
  • Changing bed linens
  • Maintaining a tidy living space
  • Helping with homework
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Scheduling playdates
  • Organizing appointments

Available Nanny Positions

Full-time live-out nannies

These nannies typically work for five days a week, around 40-50 hours, and their primary responsibilities are focused solely on the children they care for. From playtime to preparing meals, assisting in homework and transportation, a full-time nanny provides a valuable service that allows parents to focus on their own work and daily routines.

Unlike live-in nannies, full-time live-out nannies do not reside in the family’s home, meaning they have their own living arrangements. They also do not perform any non-child-related cleaning or housekeeping, which allows them to devote all their energy to child care duties.

For this position, the nannies are highly trained professionals with a background in childhood development.

Live-in nannies

Live-in nannies provide child care services for families while residing in the family’s home. They have a private room and bathroom and may have access to a car and other amenities.

While having a live-in nanny can reduce childcare costs, it’s important to set clear boundaries to ensure that you have required time off. Live-in nannies have the same responsibilities as live-out nannies, including playtime to meal prep, homework help to transportation.

Part-time, after-school nannies

As an after-school nanny, your primary responsibility is to provide one-on-one childcare during the period between school ending and the parents arriving home from work. This may involve picking up the children from school, offering homework support, preparing dinner, and ensuring they are ready for bed. Typically, your working hours will be around 4-5 hours, 5 days a week, aligning with the children’s post-school routine.

On Call Nanny

As an on-call nanny, you offer flexible childcare services to families who require last-minute help or short-term care. Whether their regular nanny is unavailable or unexpected assistance is needed, you step in to manage the family’s childcare needs reliably and ensure the highest quality of care for the child.

On call nannies are available to provide reliable care at short notice. Whether a family requires help for a day or a week, an on call nanny must ensure that the child receives the highest quality care possible.

Summer Nanny

A summer nanny is hired specifically to care for a family’s children during the summer months. Depending on the family’s requirements, a summer nanny can work full-time, part-time, live-in or live-out.

This role usually requires working daily, all day, and  overtime may be required on certain days.

As a summer nanny, you will be responsible for arranging various activities, including sports, music, arts and crafts classes, or any other summer activities the child is involved in.

As far as housekeeping is concerned, this is not a requirements for the house or family. Your responsibility is solely of looking after the child.


How to apply for a nanny position

At Nannies of Greece, we provide comprehensive support throughout the hiring process. After identifying a job description that aligns with your skill set, the next step is to apply for the role. If you have any questions regarding the position, feel free to reach out to us, and we will be happy to address your queries. It is essential to have an updated and well-formatted resume accompanied by a cover letter.

Once you have submitted your application, a staff member from Nannies of Greece will contact you to proceed with the next steps. Ensure your references are up-to-date and readily available, as we will utilise them to facilitate your background check.


What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?

A nanny is an experienced professional who provides ongoing childcare, while a babysitter usually provides short-term or casual care for children.

Is nanny a good profession?

Being a nanny can be a great professionfor those truly passionate about kids and their education, being a nanny is a great career. In some roles travel can be included which is a great perk with certain roles.

How do I sell myself for a nanny job?

  1. Have up to date References. References are important when applying for jobs.
  2. Professionalize Your Social Media.
  3. Create A Resume and cover letter
  4. You could create a digital Nanny Portfolio.

Is it stressful to be a nanny?

Working as a nanny can offer an enjoyable, thrilling, and satisfying career. However, similar to any other profession, it can also come with its own set of stressors. When you experience a multitude of stressors and a general sense of unhappiness in your current work setting, it may lead to a phenomenon known as “Nanny Burnout”.