N4YK Nannies are trained as educators, child carers, teachers or pediatric nurses with additional skills such as foreign language skills, experience abroad, musical education, artistic talent, enthusiasm for sports or others.
The tasks of a nanny are divided between raising children — age-appropriate and individual support and demand — and light household activities such as shopping, food preparation, laundry care, driving and messenger services around the children (max. 30%).
More extensive housework and cleaning are not part of a nanny’s duties and are covered by the family manager or housekeeper.
The difference between nannies
A junior nanny is a career starter or lateral entrant (e.g. coming from a public institution — kindergarten, primary school …) and earns between 2,500 and 3,500 euros gross.
A senior Nanny has many years of experience including the best references from private households. She also has other qualifications, a high degree of flexibility and earns between 3,500 and 4,500 euros.
High profile nanny
A high profile nanny is highly qualified and has many years of experience from partly upscale households including excellent references. She offers a high degree of flexibility, discretion, sensitivity and availability. Furthermore, she has gained sufficient experience abroad and is confident in international communication skills (English). She earns from about 4.500 Euro +++ gross.
Employment of a nanny
The child senses very clearly what the relationship between parents and nanny is like and will develop best in an acceptingly loving environment.
A professional nanny will continuously inform the parents about the developmental status of their child and point out any existing deficits and special features to the parents. Keeping a Nanny Diary has become standard for many professional nannies. This way even working parents are always kept up to date and do not have to worry about missing a developmental step of their child. In addition, the Nanny Diary is a lasting memory for later and makes it easier for a subsequent nanny to take over daily routines and cherished rituals.