Development of the nanny

The nanny used to be closely associated with the servant service. Agricultural landowners also offered jobs in the household in addition to jobs in agriculture. Some of these positions also looked after the children. The term nanny was coined by the British. They hired someone to work in the household for the children's personal development. From this time on, the term “nanny” was always associated with bringing up children.

Brief description

A nanny is a domestic worker. The family hands over the responsible areas of childcare, childcare, upbringing and school support for the children to the nanny.

Die Aufgaben

The tasks of a nanny are very diverse. The main tasks include childcare, child-rearing and care, as well as school support and taking on certain domestic tasks. Pedagogical skills are at the heart of an excellent nanny.


The organization of the daily routine can be broken down into the following activities:

- the preparation of meals for the children

- organize the way to school

- the choice of daily clothes


In addition to these activities, there is also educational support for the children.


The agreement with the parents lays the foundation for further cooperation. In this case, rules, manners and the regular daily routine should be discussed. The nanny carries out extraordinary organizational activities such as the children's birthday party and invitations to games.


The nanny is responsible for tidying up the children's rooms, but not for additional cleaning work. The individual work area can be expanded upon agreement, for example through the daily preparation of meals and snacks. Checking homework and providing assistance are additional tasks of the nanny.


A nanny should be versatile and well educated. Furthermore, she should have a high willingness to travel. There is a great deal of responsibility associated with this profession. Years of work with the children usually result in a close connection.


  • Childcare

  • Raising children

  • Way to school

  • Organization of the daily routine

  • Order in the nursery


  • Pedagogical competence

  • Traveling

  • Flexibility