We surveyed 8,570 nannies to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical nanny. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a nanny?

Low

High

Working as a nanny typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a nanny?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a nanny typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a nanny?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a nanny. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for nannies.

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Do nannies work full-time or part-time?

40% of nannies work in full-time roles while 60% work part-time.

Is being a nanny stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst nannies, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a nanny?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a nanny.

How competitive is the workplace for nannies?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for nannies.

Does being a nanny require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for nannies.

Are nannies allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Nannies are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do nannies have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally nannies will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a nanny physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a nanny requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are nannies exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a nanny changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a nanny require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for nannies.

Does being a good nanny require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a nanny.