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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Nanny/Household Manager
  • Nanny

What They Do

  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning duties related to children's care.
  • Keep records of play, meal schedules, and bill payment.
  • Supervise and assist with homework.
  • Help develop or monitor family schedule.
  • Regulate children's rest periods and nap schedules.
  • Transport children to schools, social outings, and medical appointments.
  • Meet regularly with parents to discuss children's activities and development.
  • Organize and conduct age-appropriate recreational activities, such as games, arts and crafts, sports, walks, and play dates.
  • Work with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote desirable child behavior.
  • Remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SAE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Artistic and Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

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

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $21,940 with most people making between $16,530 and $30,380

Outlook

0.47%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 48,120 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 50,370 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 225 openings due to growth and about 1,425 replacement openings for approximately 1,650 total annual openings.



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