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Nanny: Evolving Professionalism in Today's World

Updated: Mar 29


Another week, another serious blog post. As much as it pains me to don the mantle of seriousness once again, there are some things that simply need to be said. In Nanny: Evolving Professionalism in Today's World, we are diving into the world of nannying as a profession—a career choice that many of us have dedicated our lives to, yet one that often struggles to gain the respect it deserves. So, grab your nanny bag and prepare for a rollercoaster ride of insights and observations.

Nannying: More Than Just a Job

Let's start with the basics: nannying is a profession. Many of us have been in the trenches for decades, pouring our hearts and souls into the work we do and the lives we touch. From nurturing young minds to supporting families through the ups and downs of parenthood, the role of a nanny is anything but trivial. So why is it that nannying is often dismissed as "just a job" or worse, not even recognized as a profession at all?

The Blame Game: Why Nannies Gets a Bad Rap

It's time to address the elephant in the room: nannies don't always show up. I've seen it firsthand—nannies ghosting families, skipping interviews, and failing to fulfill their responsibilities. It's a trend that not only damages the reputation of nannies everywhere but also undermines the professionalism of our entire industry.

And let's talk about communication—or should I say, the lack thereof. Nannies, we need to up our game. Too often, I see written exchanges between nannies and their employers that are riddled with grammatical and otherwise mistakes. The tone is all wrong, and the message is unclear. To be taken seriously as professionals, we must start communicating like professionals.

The Power of Words: Why Language Matters

Now, let's talk about the words we use. Why do some nannies insist on adding unnecessary adjectives to their titles? "Professional nanny" this term does nothing but reinforce the idea that there are "regular" nannies and then there are "professional" ones. But let me ask: Do you call your doctor a "professional doctor"? Of course not. So why do we feel the need to qualify our title?

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Nanny, Plain and Simple

Here's the thing: our title is nanny, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's a noble profession—one that deserves respect and recognition in its own right. So let's ditch the unnecessary modifiers and embrace our role for what it is: a nanny, plain and simple. Be proud of your title!

Leading by Example: Modeling Professionalism

If we want others to see nannying as a profession, then we need to start treating it like one. That means showing up on time, communicating effectively, and presenting ourselves with confidence and professionalism. After all, if we don't take our own profession seriously, how can we expect others to do the same?


In conclusion, nannying is a profession—one that deserves to be recognized and respected for the valuable work that it does. By showing up, communicating effectively, and embracing our role as nannies without qualifiers, we can help elevate our profession and pave the way for future generations of nannies. So, let's ditch the self-doubt, embrace our inner professionalism, and show the world what it truly means to be a nanny.

Till next time, hugs and smiles xoxo


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