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Nannies
California

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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: 101,600

Projected Annual Job Openings: 15,770

Typical Hourly Wage: $11.93 - $16.37

Typical Annual Salary: $24,800 - $34,000

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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

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

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Automobiles or cars
  • Electronic medical thermometers
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Feeding bottles or accessories
  • Oral liquid medication syringes

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