Professional Nanny: Career Diploma Description

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If you like children and enjoy looking after them, then consider a career as a professional nanny by earning your Professional Nanny diploma. You will take courses in families, childcare, infant care, nutrition and safety. Read the following article to find out more.
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Why Earn a Professional Nanny Diploma?

Do you like working with children? Did you know that the demand for professional nannies is growing, as more people need help raising their children? Increase your career options and marketability by earning a Professional Nanny Diploma.

Career Possibilities

Graduates with a Professional Nanny Diploma are qualified to work as a child minder or nanny in private homes, daycare centers or hospitals for example. A professional nanny should be able to find work wherever children need looking after by a trained, caring professional worldwide.

Occupational Outlook

According to US Bureau of Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov, jobs for nannies are expected to grow at a rate of 9 to 17% in the period 2004 -2014. Although, more women are working outside the home and will need the services of a nanny, the rise in preschool for pre-kindergarten children will decrease the demand.

Salary Information

The web site PayScale, www.payscale.com, reports that nannies earn an average of $11.34 per hour. According to BLS, the nanny pay is low - approximately $8.06 per hour in 2004.

Coursework Requirements

In addition to criminal background and child abuse checks, basic courses required include:

  • Communications
  • Activities
  • Families
  • Infant care
  • Guidance
  • Child Care
  • Child activities
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Nutrition
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Water and general safety
  • Health concerns of children
  • Work placement

Skills Obtained:

Graduates with a professional nanny diploma may possess the following skills among others:

  • Basic childcare skills
  • Nappy changing skills
  • Bathing skills
  • Bottles preparation skills
  • Communications skills
  • Meal planning skills
  • Laundry skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning skills
  • Activities and playtime skills
  • Business skills

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Human Services
      • MS in Human Services - Family and Community Services
      • MS in Human Services - Organizational and Social Services
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
    Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work with Children & Families (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Human Services
      • B.S. in Child Studies
      • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
      • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
      • B.S. in Human Services / Health and Community Services
      • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
    Master's
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Executive Leadership
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family
      • Master of Arts in Human Services - Military Resilience
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Human Services - Human Services Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Biblical Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Conflict & Mediation Ministry
      • M.A. in Human Services - Criminal Justice & Ministry
      • M.A. in Human Services - Grief Counseling
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business - HR Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • General Studies, A.A.
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • MS in Human Services
  • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

Which subject are you interested in?

Walden University

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Post University

  • B.S. in Human Services
  • B.S. in Child Studies
  • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management

Education Level:

Liberty University

  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • M.A. in Human Services - Human Services Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Business - HR Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

What is your highest level of education completed?

Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

What is your age?

Colorado Christian University

  • General Studies, A.A.

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Human Services

What is your highest level of education?