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Nannies
District Of Columbia

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Care for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation.

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Currently Employed: 3,200

Projected Annual Job Openings: 180

Typical Hourly Wage: $12.13 - $18.20

Typical Annual Salary: $25,200 - $37,900

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when required.
  • Instruct children in safe behavior, such as seeking adult assistance when crossing the street and avoiding contact or play with unsafe objects.
  • Model appropriate social behaviors and encourage concern for others to cultivate development of interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
  • Observe children's behavior for irregularities, take temperature, transport children to doctor, or administer medications, as directed, to maintain children's health.
  • Teach and perform age-appropriate activities, such as lap play, reading, and arts and crafts to encourage intellectual development of children.
  • Instruct and assist children in the development of health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet behavior.
  • Assign appropriate chores and praise targeted behaviors to encourage development of self-control, self-confidence, and responsibility.
  • Help prepare and serve nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for children.
  • Remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children.
  • Work with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote desirable child behavior.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Automobiles or cars
  • Electronic medical thermometers
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Notebook computers
  • Oral liquid medication syringes

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Computer based training software
  • Internet browser software
  • Word processing software

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