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Nannies - 39-9011.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Family Assistant
  • Family Manager
  • Governess
  • House Manager
  • Household Manager
  • Nanny
  • Special Needs Nanny
  • Travel Nanny

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assign appropriate chores and praise targeted behaviors to encourage development of self-control, self-confidence, and responsibility.
  • Help develop or monitor family schedule.
  • Help prepare and serve nutritionally balanced meals and snacks 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 with unsafe objects.
  • Keep records of play, meal schedules, and bill payment.
  • Meet regularly with parents to discuss children's activities and development.
  • 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.
  • Organize and conduct age-appropriate recreational activities, such as games, arts and crafts, sports, walks, and play dates.
  • Perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when required.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning duties related to children's care.
  • Regulate children's rest periods and nap schedules.
  • Remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children.
  • Shop for groceries, clothing, and other items needed for children's care.
  • Supervise and assist with homework.
  • Teach and perform age-appropriate activities, such as lap play, reading, and arts and crafts, to encourage intellectual development of children.
  • Transport children to schools, social outings, and medical appointments.
  • Work with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote desirable child behavior.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Develop daily schedules for children or families.
  • Discuss child development and behavior with parents or guardians.
  • Drive vehicles to transport patrons.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
  • Monitor environment to ensure safety.
  • Monitor health or behavior of people or animals.
  • Organize recreational activities or events.
  • Perform housekeeping duties.
  • Prepare foods or meals.
  • Provide escort or transportation.
  • Provide for basic needs of children.
  • Purchase products or services.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
  • Teach health or hygiene practices.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Enlisted Aide (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Family Services Center Director (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Military and Family Readiness Non-Commissioned Officer (RNCO) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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