Man it is has been an age since I did a “nanny”’ themed post! I mean it is the whole premise behind my blog- Geez! Oh well better late than never.
In this post I wanted to give a crash course to my fellow nannies, you aspiring nannies and those of you who are just curious how being a nanny works. For those of you just joining me on my crazy and amazing adventure as an unofficial Mary Poppins– Welcome! I highly recommend you go back and read some of my other posts on nannyhood here, here and here. But if you don’t have time for that I will give you a very quick recap of where we are at.
So I have been a professional, live-in nanny for two years. I work for a private family and help take care of their six children. Yes, you read that right. I use the words professional to differentiate myself from fellow caretakers, who are only doing this through their college years(I highly recommend this line of work for anyone who is trying to make it through college) or until they can get their dream job. This is my dream job. My chosen career field. I am not just doing this to bid time to do something else. Unless I get married(which ain’t happening anytime soon) or the Lord comes back, I will be doing this. (If the Lord wills too, obliviously)
Also I am a live-in which is another thing that sets me apart from other caretakers. It is exactly what it sounds like. I live with the family I work for(at this point you should really go back and read my other posts which cover these points in detail… I’m just saying) I travel with them when they go on vacation, I’ve spent holidays with them, etc.
Which catches us up to spend on what happens when it is a parents only trip. I thought it would be a good idea to share this since it is something I have done on multiple occasions. I mean parents every once and a while want some alone time and want to go places children won’t enjoy. And definitely wouldn’t be enjoyable for anyone else if they did. So what does this look like? What does my life/schedule look like when the parents are gone?
I mean this is a no brainer. Obviously with the parents gone I am expected to be in the house every night at a specific time so the live out nanny(which I have covered why they have a secondary nanny here) can stop working. Also weekends(which yes I work every weekend) become like a 24-hours of working. I mean yeah, so my schedule gets added on to. It’s kinda of like when I go on vacation with them. I work a lot.
So I am a very cautious, overly suspicious person by upbringing. I lock doors, my car… My everything! I mean my Dad has worked in the personal protection business for over three decades, so it’s kind of in grained in my subconscious. That being said when I am responsible for six kids I take that seriously. I am fully aware that if the absolute worst happens I am that last line of defense. That is something you need to consider if you are thinking of pursuing this kind of career. There may be times where you have to fill that role of protector. Just use common sense and pay attention to what’s going on around you.
Lots of Driving…
I already do a lot of driving. School runs, after school runs- Ya get it. Add to that weekend activities and church, you get the picture of what my life will look like… Lots of driving.
Okay class any questions? As always if you have any questions about nannyhood, or how to get into this career field, or just help now that you are in it- Please do not hesitate to leave a comment, or DM me on any of my social media accounts. You can send me an email I just might take longer to reply. Until next time my lovelies!
Lots of love,