Nannies provide qualified care services to children on the premises of the employer. They organise play activities and entertain children with games and other cultural and educative activities according to their respective age, prepare meals, give them bathes, transport them from and to school and assist them with homework on a punctual basis.

Alternative label

  • private child care provider

  • live-in caregiver

  • duenna

  • mother's helper

  • dry nurse

  • nursemaid

  • au pair

  • live-in baby sitter

  • governess

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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