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NANNY: I Wish I Had Known How Attached I Would Get To The Families

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Gabriella is a Nanny, and she started this career because of her love for kids and her eagerness to earn money while studying for her college degree. She has cared for children from infants to teenagers, in many different families, and working all kinds of hours. When the gig ends, it's hard to say good-bye!

Job Title: Nanny

Job Summary: Childcare Workers

Job Description

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

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

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.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Child Development Associate (CDA).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $25,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, People skills, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Education
Children Services
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m='14720'>is,</span> <span m='14880'>like,</span> <span m='15150'>15.</span> <span m='17520'>And</span> <span m='18280'>I</span> <span m='18450'>take</span> <span m='18820'>care</span> <span m='19600'>of</span> <span m='20010'>them</span> <span m='20310'>while</span> <span m='20430'>their</span> <span m='20590'>parents</span> <span m='21040'>are</span> <span m='21170'>at</span> <span m='21260'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='21890'>We</span> <span m='22040'>go</span> <span m='22420'>do</span> <span m='24650'>activities.</span> <span m='25456'>And</span> <span m='25860'>we</span> <span m='25930'>go</span> <span m='26050'>play.</span> <span m='26630'>And</span> <span m='26810'>it's</span> <span m='26960'>really</span> <span m='27170'>fun,</span> <span m='27630'>because</span> <span m='28270'>I</span> <span m='28430'>like</span> <span m='28880'>to</span> <span m='29920'>be</span> <span m='30050'>with</span> <span m='30180'>kids.</span> </p><p><span m='30770'>My</span> <span m='31100'>hours</span> <span m='31570'>consist</span> <span m='32170'>of</span> <span m='33515'>a</span> <span m='33830'>large</span> <span m='34240'>range</span> <span m='34600'>of</span> <span m='34885'>hours.</span> <span m='35170'>It just</span> <span m='35500'>depends</span> <span m='35950'>on</span> <span m='36050'>what</span> <span m='36320'>the</span> <span m='36390'>family</span> <span m='36770'>needs.</span> <span m='37670'>It can</span> <span m='37830'>be</span> <span m='38710'>one</span> <span m='38970'>hour.</span> <span m='39210'>It could</span> <span m='39575'>be</span> <span m='39940'>12</span> <span m='40290'>hours.</span> <span m='40600'>It can be</span> <span m='40860'>overnight.</span> </p><p><span m='43110'>I'm</span> <span m='43400'>not</span> <span m='43700'>a live-in</span> <span m='44100'>nanny.</span> <span m='44460'>But</span> <span m='44840'>some</span> <span m='45160'>nannies</span> <span m='45620'>do</span> <span m='45790'>live</span> <span m='46110'>with</span> <span m='46330'>families.</span> <span m='47280'>And</span> <span m='48100'>it's</span> <span m='48385'>a</span> <span m='48670'>24/7</span> <span m='49490'>job</span> <span m='50470'>with</span> <span m='50920'>breaks and</span> <span m='51270'>vacations,</span> <span m='51910'>but</span> <span m='52170'>it's</span> <span m='52340'>a</span> <span m='52430'>full-time</span> <span m='52850'>job.</span> <span m='53100'>But</span> <span m='53320'>me,</span> <span m='53510'>personally,</span> <span m='53920'>I'm</span> <span m='54110'>a</span> <span m='54170'>part-time</span> <span m='54600'>nanny,</span> <span m='54840'>because</span> <span m='55130'>I'm</span> <span m='55240'>a</span> <span m='55300'>full-time</span> <span m='55710'>student.</span> </p><p><span m='58190'>What</span> <span m='58860'>was</span> <span m='59200'>your</span> <span m='59580'>career</span> <span m='60100'>educational</span> <span m='60990'>path?</span> <span m='62210'>Well,</span> <span m='62530'>I</span> <span m='62710'>am a</span> <span m='63040'>full-time</span> <span m='63540'>student.</span> <span m='64620'>So</span> <span m='66180'>obviously,</span> <span m='66780'>I</span> <span m='66820'>went</span> <span m='67110'>through</span> <span m='67490'>elementary,</span> <span m='68040'>and</span> <span m='68140'>middle</span> <span m='68390'>school,</span> <span m='68720'>and</span> <span m='68830'>high</span> <span m='69010'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='69880'>And</span> <span m='70010'>once</span> <span m='70250'>I</span> <span m='70310'>graduated</span> <span m='70900'>high</span> <span m='71060'>school,</span> <span m='71460'>I</span> <span m='71560'>went</span> <span m='71760'>into</span> <span m='71950'>college.</span> <span m='73300'>And</span> <span m='73930'>in</span> <span m='74160'>order</span> <span m='74410'>to</span> <span m='74570'>make</span> <span m='74810'>money</span> <span m='75170'>while I was</span> <span m='75590'>a</span> <span m='75650'>full-time</span> <span m='75990'>student,</span> <span m='76370'>I</span> <span m='76470'>became</span> <span m='76800'>a</span> <span m='76840'>part-time</span> <span m='77250'>nanny</span> <span m='79280'>so</span> <span m='79675'>that</span> <span m='80070'>I</span> <span m='80170'>could</span> <span m='80360'>make</span> <span m='80560'>money</span> <span m='81000'>and</span> <span m='81220'>help</span> <span m='81520'>with</span> <span m='82770'>extra</span> <span m='84460'>financial</span> <span m='86280'>bills.</span> <span m='88880'>But</span> <span m='90820'>school,</span> <span m='91370'>college,</span> <span m='91920'>major--</span> <span m='94070'>you</span> <span m='94570'>know,</span> <span m='94780'>for</span> <span m='94990'>a</span> <span m='95310'>nanny, you</span> <span m='95400'>don't</span> <span m='95710'>have</span> <span m='96790'>a</span> <span m='96870'>lot</span> <span m='97060'>of</span> <span m='97150'>training</span> <span m='97570'>options,</span> <span m='97970'>unless</span> <span m='98270'>you</span> <span m='98540'>train</span> <span m='99010'>to</span> <span m='99470'>be</span> <span m='99930'>a</span> <span m='100390'>child</span> <span m='100850'>development</span> <span m='101350'>specialist.</span> <span m='102390'>Which</span> <span m='102630'>I've</span> <span m='102880'>not</span> <span m='103150'>done</span> <span m='103350'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='103790'>My</span> <span m='104120'>motivation</span> <span m='104800'>to</span> <span m='104920'>be</span> <span m='105060'>a</span> <span m='105180'>nanny</span> <span m='105510'>is</span> <span m='105690'>my</span> <span m='105960'>love</span> <span m='106250'>for</span> <span m='106390'>kids.</span> <span m='106920'>And</span> <span m='107070'>so</span> <span m='107320'>I</span> <span m='107540'>like</span> <span m='108350'>the</span> <span m='108500'>fact</span> <span m='108750'>that</span> <span m='108880'>I</span> <span m='108930'>get</span> <span m='109130'>to</span> <span m='109210'>play,</span> <span m='110030'>and</span> <span m='110250'>make</span> <span m='110470'>money,</span> <span m='111080'>and</span> <span m='111480'>be</span> <span m='111670'>with</span> <span m='112880'>adorable</span> <span m='113330'>little</span> <span m='113580'>people</span> <span m='114120'>while</span> <span m='115910'>I'm</span> <span m='116330'>making</span> <span m='116680'>money.</span> <span m='116940'>So that's</span> <span m='117340'>fun.</span> </p><p><span m='119400'>What</span> <span m='119740'>do</span> <span m='119840'>you</span> <span m='120030'>wish</span> <span m='120410'>you</span> <span m='120600'>knew when</span> <span m='120730'>you</span> <span m='120860'>started</span> <span m='121310'>your</span> <span m='121460'>career?</span> <span m='123600'>I</span> <span m='123810'>wish</span> <span m='125450'>I</span> <span m='125660'>knew</span> <span m='126850'>how</span> <span m='127170'>attached</span> <span m='128039'>I</span> <span m='128169'>would</span> <span m='128389'>get</span> <span m='129020'>to</span> <span m='129430'>the</span> <span m='129570'>families</span> <span m='130110'>that</span> <span m='130300'>I</span> <span m='130360'>work</span> <span m='130750'>for.</span> <span m='131480'>It's</span> <span m='131700'>really</span> <span m='131990'>easy.</span> <span m='132190'>Because you</span> <span m='132450'>spend</span> <span m='132770'>so</span> <span m='132880'>much</span> <span m='133070'>time</span> <span m='133480'>with</span> <span m='133650'>these</span> <span m='134030'>people</span> <span m='134410'>and these</span> <span m='134670'>families.</span> <span m='135200'>And you</span> <span m='135560'>become</span> <span m='135940'>involved</span> <span m='136450'>with</span> <span m='136590'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='137630'>And</span> <span m='137680'>so</span> <span m='138120'>at</span> <span m='138260'>some</span> <span m='138480'>point</span> <span m='138790'>they</span> <span m='139120'>get</span> <span m='139330'>older.</span> <span m='139715'>Or you</span> <span m='140100'>move</span> <span m='140515'>on.</span> <span m='140930'>Or</span> <span m='141300'>they</span> <span m='141610'>don't</span> <span m='141760'>need</span> <span m='141990'>you</span> <span m='142120'>anymore.</span> <span m='143210'>And</span> <span m='143390'>you</span> <span m='143470'>have</span> <span m='143630'>to</span> <span m='143720'>say</span> <span m='144160'>goodbye.</span> <span m='144600'>And</span> <span m='144850'>so</span> <span m='145100'>that</span> <span m='145650'>is</span> <span m='145790'>something</span> <span m='146180'>I</span> <span m='146290'>wish</span> <span m='146620'>I</span> <span m='146740'>knew</span> <span m='147110'>before</span> <span m='147690'>I</span> <span m='147790'>went</span> <span m='148160'>in, to</span> <span m='148280'>kind</span> <span m='148500'>of</span> <span m='148560'>prepare</span> <span m='148930'>myself</span> <span m='149410'>for</span> <span m='150260'>a</span> <span m='150320'>little</span> <span m='150500'>bit</span> <span m='150610'>of a</span> <span m='150910'>heartbreak at</span> <span m='151210'>the</span> <span m='151510'>end.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290929,"video_id":"2715178437001","name":"1240-Gabriella-Nanny1","duration":152486,"thumbnail_url":null}});