× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist 2660431221001 2715241871001 vs 524cad52e4b0bd174f23c273 767904719001
Tags:

NANNY, IN-DEPTH: It's Fun To Play, Be Creative & Nurture Children

About this video 

Gabriella, a Nanny, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, key decisions, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. It's definitely challenging when kids don't behave. You're not the parent so you can only direct and encourage them toward better behavior.

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

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Education
Children Services
View Detailed Career Data

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='980'>What</span> <span m='1710'>I</span> <span m='1850'>like</span> <span m='2260'>most</span> <span m='2860'>about</span> <span m='3190'>my</span> <span m='3430'>job</span> <span m='4350'>is</span> <span m='4590'>the</span> <span m='4670'>fact</span> <span m='5030'>that</span> <span m='5150'>I</span> <span m='5220'>get</span> <span m='5400'>to</span> <span m='5480'>be</span> <span m='5630'>the</span> <span m='5800'>kids</span> <span m='6230'>all</span> <span m='6400'>day,</span> <span m='7360'>and</span> <span m='8930'>you</span> <span m='9360'>get</span> <span m='9790'>to</span> <span m='9920'>play</span> <span m='10420'>and be</span> <span m='10800'>creative and</span> <span m='11180'>do</span> <span m='11420'>things.</span> <span m='12460'>As</span> <span m='12960'>I'm</span> <span m='13330'>like</span> <span m='13760'>growing</span> <span m='14130'>older,</span> <span m='14580'>you don't</span> <span m='14810'>get</span> <span m='15000'>to</span> <span m='15170'>watch</span> <span m='15440'>Disney</span> <span m='15740'>movies</span> <span m='16100'>anymore-- well,</span> <span m='16530'>I mean,</span> <span m='16860'>you can,</span> <span m='17155'>but</span> <span m='17450'>it's not</span> <span m='17590'>as</span> <span m='17740'>acceptable.</span> <span m='18900'>You</span> <span m='19120'>get</span> <span m='19290'>to</span> <span m='19470'>color</span> <span m='19970'>and</span> <span m='20120'>draw</span> <span m='20560'>and go to the</span> <span m='20750'>park and</span> <span m='21200'>get</span> <span m='21350'>ice</span> <span m='21640'>cream.</span> <span m='21960'>So</span> <span m='22060'>I</span> <span m='22130'>get</span> <span m='22280'>to</span> <span m='23830'>be</span> <span m='24530'>a</span> <span m='24820'>kid</span> <span m='25340'>almost</span> <span m='26050'>with</span> <span m='26690'>the</span> <span m='26770'>kids,</span> <span m='27350'>obviously.</span> </p><p><span m='28840'>It's</span> <span m='29060'>fun</span> <span m='29440'>to</span> <span m='29830'>be</span> <span m='30180'>playful</span> <span m='30880'>and</span> <span m='31650'>spend</span> <span m='31930'>time</span> <span m='33030'>with</span> <span m='33230'>helping</span> <span m='35360'>nurture</span> <span m='36220'>these</span> <span m='36540'>little</span> <span m='36880'>kids,</span> <span m='37820'>but</span> <span m='38350'>there's</span> <span m='38560'>a</span> <span m='38620'>lot</span> <span m='38840'>of</span> <span m='38930'>challenges</span> <span m='39630'>that</span> <span m='39780'>come</span> <span m='40440'>with</span> <span m='40720'>the</span> <span m='40890'>nannying,</span> <span m='41260'>because</span> <span m='41570'>sometimes</span> <span m='41920'>they</span> <span m='42270'>don't</span> <span m='42380'>behave.</span> <span m='43120'>And</span> <span m='43280'>you're</span> <span m='43430'>not</span> <span m='43750'>the</span> <span m='44020'>parent,</span> <span m='44290'>you're</span> <span m='44395'>the</span> <span m='44500'>nanny.</span> <span m='45080'>So</span> <span m='45230'>you</span> <span m='45440'>can't</span> <span m='45730'>discipline,</span> <span m='46650'>you</span> <span m='46740'>just</span> <span m='46890'>kind</span> <span m='47100'>of</span> <span m='47160'>have</span> <span m='47380'>to</span> <span m='47530'>try</span> <span m='47920'>and</span> <span m='48850'>go</span> <span m='49210'>with</span> <span m='50240'>what's</span> <span m='50470'>happening,</span> <span m='51020'>and</span> <span m='51170'>yet</span> <span m='51390'>still</span> <span m='51740'>try</span> <span m='52510'>and</span> <span m='52910'>direct</span> <span m='53310'>them</span> <span m='53550'>in</span> <span m='53680'>the</span> <span m='53780'>right</span> <span m='54300'>way,</span> <span m='55060'>to</span> <span m='55190'>not</span> <span m='55870'>hit</span> <span m='56000'>their</span> <span m='56130'>brother</span> <span m='56540'>sister</span> <span m='57100'>or</span> <span m='57580'>spit</span> <span m='57830'>in</span> <span m='58200'>public,</span> <span m='58465'>or</span> <span m='59750'>pee</span> <span m='60170'>on the</span> <span m='60590'>floor,</span> <span m='61580'>things</span> <span m='61860'>like</span> <span m='62070'>that.</span> <span m='62400'>So</span> <span m='62560'>that</span> <span m='63050'>can</span> <span m='63190'>be a</span> <span m='63350'>challenge.</span> <span m='64190'>Kids</span> <span m='64459'>are</span> <span m='64550'>challenging.</span> </p><p><span m='65790'>So</span> <span m='67180'>some</span> <span m='67570'>key</span> <span m='67850'>decisions</span> <span m='68570'>I've</span> <span m='68750'>made</span> <span m='69110'>in</span> <span m='69180'>my</span> <span m='69400'>career</span> <span m='69630'>that</span> <span m='69820'>led me</span> <span m='70160'>to</span> <span m='70350'>where I am</span> <span m='70720'>today.</span> <span m='71440'>Why</span> <span m='71530'>I</span> <span m='72000'>joined</span> <span m='72690'>a</span> <span m='72810'>website</span> <span m='73230'>called</span> <span m='73440'>Carer.com,</span> <span m='74200'>and</span> <span m='75520'>that</span> <span m='75830'>helped</span> <span m='76300'>me</span> <span m='76610'>find</span> <span m='77080'>all</span> <span m='77550'>of my</span> <span m='77680'>nannying</span> <span m='78050'>positions</span> <span m='78510'>that I've</span> <span m='78943'>ever</span> <span m='79376'>had.</span> <span m='79810'>Through</span> <span m='80630'>Carer.com,</span> <span m='81320'>I</span> <span m='81540'>found</span> <span m='82890'>a</span> <span m='83070'>family</span> <span m='83480'>that</span> <span m='83630'>I</span> <span m='83700'>nannied for</span> <span m='84050'>for</span> <span m='84420'>a</span> <span m='84440'>whole</span> <span m='84780'>year,</span> <span m='85420'>and</span> <span m='85470'>then</span> <span m='85640'>I</span> <span m='85730'>also</span> <span m='86050'>found</span> <span m='86420'>a</span> <span m='86695'>nannying</span> <span m='86970'>agency</span> <span m='87510'>that</span> <span m='87680'>picked</span> <span m='87940'>me</span> <span m='88200'>up</span> <span m='88510'>and</span> <span m='88620'>hired</span> <span m='89100'>me,</span> <span m='89820'>and</span> <span m='89930'>that's</span> <span m='90120'>been</span> <span m='90270'>giving</span> <span m='90600'>me</span> <span m='91540'>a</span> <span m='91950'>large</span> <span m='92340'>amount</span> <span m='92900'>of</span> <span m='93120'>nannying</span> <span m='93550'>opportunities.</span> <span m='94460'>And</span> <span m='94660'>so,</span> <span m='95700'>that's</span> <span m='95850'>one</span> <span m='95990'>of</span> <span m='96050'>the</span> <span m='96130'>decisions</span> <span m='96600'>that</span> <span m='96750'>I</span> <span m='96870'>made.</span> </p><p><span m='99520'>It's</span> <span m='99750'>not</span> <span m='100430'>very</span> <span m='100750'>difficult</span> <span m='101500'>to</span> <span m='101620'>become</span> <span m='101970'>a</span> <span m='102060'>nanny.</span> <span m='103300'>You</span> <span m='103500'>obviously</span> <span m='103940'>have</span> <span m='104150'>to</span> <span m='104230'>have</span> <span m='105250'>experience</span> <span m='106060'>with</span> <span m='106250'>children,</span> <span m='107210'>and</span> <span m='107320'>you</span> <span m='107430'>also</span> <span m='107800'>have</span> <span m='108020'>to</span> <span m='108110'>have</span> <span m='108310'>patience,</span> <span m='109030'>and</span> <span m='109800'>sometimes</span> <span m='110250'>you</span> <span m='111290'>need</span> <span m='111700'>to</span> <span m='111850'>get</span> <span m='112390'>CPR</span> <span m='112770'>and</span> <span m='113150'>first aid</span> <span m='113570'>certified.</span> <span m='115710'>You</span> <span m='115980'>have</span> <span m='116250'>to</span> <span m='116950'>have</span> <span m='117600'>things</span> <span m='117870'>like</span> <span m='118480'>all</span> <span m='118810'>your</span> <span m='119140'>shots,</span> <span m='119610'>and</span> <span m='119710'>stuff</span> <span m='119890'>like</span> <span m='120040'>that.</span> <span m='120230'>So</span> <span m='120500'>it's</span> <span m='120720'>not</span> <span m='120920'>difficult,</span> <span m='121050'>as</span> <span m='121385'>long as</span> <span m='121720'>you</span> <span m='121820'>have</span> <span m='122030'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='122760'>And</span> <span m='122940'>then,</span> <span m='123250'>my</span> <span m='123410'>work</span> <span m='123950'>life</span> <span m='124220'>balance</span> <span m='124710'>is</span> <span m='124860'>really</span> <span m='125140'>great,</span> <span m='125460'>because</span> <span m='126820'>I</span> <span m='126940'>get to</span> <span m='127090'>choose</span> <span m='127450'>my</span> <span m='127800'>hours,</span> <span m='128539'>typically,</span> <span m='128799'>at</span> <span m='129060'>least</span> <span m='129270'>right</span> <span m='129430'>now,</span> <span m='129580'>since</span> <span m='129820'>I'm</span> <span m='129910'>not with</span> <span m='130259'>a</span> <span m='130320'>steady</span> <span m='130630'>family,</span> <span m='131490'>I'm</span> <span m='131620'>with</span> <span m='132730'>an</span> <span m='132860'>agency.</span> <span m='134140'>And</span> <span m='134450'>so</span> <span m='134610'>it's</span> <span m='134740'>easy</span> <span m='135060'>to</span> <span m='135420'>balance</span> <span m='136100'>my</span> <span m='136360'>social</span> <span m='136750'>life,</span> <span m='137000'>my</span> <span m='137140'>schoolwork,</span> <span m='138280'>and</span> <span m='138690'>my</span> <span m='138820'>work</span> <span m='139120'>life.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290928,"video_id":"2715192858001","name":"1241-Gabriella-Nanny2","duration":140597,"thumbnail_url":null}});