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Nanny

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€18k > 27 
Nanny
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€18 - 27 
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Last Updated: April, 2014

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At a Glance... header image

Works in private homes caring for their employers' children. They are responsible for all aspects of childcare, however, their duties will vary depending on the number and ages of the children in their care.


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when required.

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Instruct children in safe behavior, such as seeking adult assistance when crossing the street and avoiding contact or play with unsafe objects.

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Model appropriate social behaviors and encourage concern for others to cultivate development of interpersonal relationships and communication skills.

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Observe children's behavior for irregularities, take temperature, transport children to doctor, or administer medications, as directed, to maintain children's health.

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Teach and perform age-appropriate activities, such as lap play, reading, and arts and crafts to encourage intellectual development of children.

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Assign appropriate chores and praise targeted behaviors to encourage development of self-control, self-confidence, and responsibility.

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Help prepare and serve nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for children.

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Instruct and assist children in the development of health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet behavior.

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Remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children.

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Work with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote desirable child behavior.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Assisting and Caring for Others:  Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Handling and Moving Objects:  Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Performing General Physical Activities:  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Coaching and Developing Others:  Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Monitoring and Controlling Resources:  Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Psychology:  Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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Medicine and Dentistry:  Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Social Perceptiveness:   Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Service Orientation:   Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Learning Strategies:   Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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Persuasion:   Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Complex Problem Solving:   Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Organisation: Early Childhood Ireland
  Address: Hainault House, Belgard Square Tallaght Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 405 7100
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Organisation: City and County Childcare Committees - Contact List
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