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French Nanny Duties

French Nanny's Core Functions at a Glance

The duties of a nanny may vary based on the unique needs and preferences of the family, as well as the age and requirements of the children.

  1. Supervising and caring for children's well-being.

  2. Attending to children's daily needs including feeding, bathing and dressing

  3. Preparing nutritious and balanced meals and snacks for the children

  4. Planning and engaging in age-appropriate activities.

  5. Changes nappies for the baby as required

  6. Assisting with homework and educational activities.

  7. Maintaining a safe and clean environment.

  8. Organizing and coordinating children's schedules.

  9. Providing emotional support and guidance.

  10. Communicating with parents about children's progress.

  11. Managing basic household tasks related to children.

  12. Ensuring a nurturing and positive atmosphere.

  13. Engaging Children in French conversations

  14. Planning language-focused games, songs and activities in French. 

Standard Duties of a French-speaking Nanny

Below in more detail are some common responsibilities of a professional nanny which a French-speaking nanny may also assume:

  • Childcare: The main responsibility of a nanny is to ensure the safety and well-being of the children. This includes feeding, bathing, dressing, and providing age-appropriate activities that stimulate the child's curiosity. 

  • Creating a Safe and Fun Environment: Nannies are responsible for creating a safe and nurturing environment for the children ensuring physical and emotional security. This includes childproofing the home, ensuring that dangerous items are out of reach, and supervising playtime.

  • Meal Preparation: Nannies may be responsible for preparing well-balanced and nutritious meals and snacks for the children, taking into account any dietary restrictions or preferences.

  • Routine and Structure: Establishing and maintaining a consistent routine is important for children. Nannies help create a daily schedule that includes meals, playtime, educational activities, and rest.

  • Educational Activities: Engaging in educational and developmental activities with the children. This may involve helping with homework, designing engaging educational games, and fostering a love of learning.

  • Emotional and Social Development: Nannies may be responsible for setting boundaries and enforcing rules, helping children develop good behaviour and manners.  

  • Transportation: Depending on the family's needs, nannies may be responsible for transporting children to and from school, activities, and appointments.

  • Light Housekeeping: While the primary focus is on childcare, nannies may also be expected to perform light housekeeping tasks related to the children, such as cleaning up after meals, doing children's laundry, and keeping play areas tidy.

  • Communication with Parents: Nannies often maintain open and regular communication with the parents, providing updates on the children's activities, milestones, and any concerns that may arise.​​

  • First Aid: Nannies should be trained in basic first aid and CPR. They should also be familiar with emergency procedures and know how to handle unexpected situations.

It's essential for nannies to have good communication skills, be adaptable, and build a positive and trusting relationship with both the children and their parents. Remember that a great nanny goes beyond basic care.

Specific duties expected from a French-speaking nanny

Being employed as a French-speaking nanny may come with additional responsibilities. Here are some duties that a French-speaking nanny might undertake:

  • Language Development: One of the primary benefits of having a French-speaking nanny is of course the opportunity for the children to learn or improve their French language skills. The nanny should engage in conversations, read books, and play games in French to support language development.​​

  • Educational Support: A great French nanny may actively engage in educational activities with the children. This involves actively contributing to their intellectual development and French language skills and keeping track of their progress.

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