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. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Online Programs Available
    2. 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: Health Science
      • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Advanced Standing)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Advanced Standing)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    4. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services
      • BS in Human Services
      • BA in Humanities
    Associate's
      • AS in Human Services
      • AA in Liberal Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
    Master's
      • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS: Human Services Administration
      • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
      • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (3 Year)
      • MSW: Advanced Standing
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
    9. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Criminal Justice - Human Services

Featured Schools

Grand Canyon University

  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University Global

  • MS in Human Services
  • MS in Human Services - Family and Community Services
  • Bachelor: Health Science
  • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare

Which subject are you interested in?

Walden University

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Advanced Standing)
  • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology

What is your highest level of education completed?

New England College

  • BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services
  • BS in Human Services
  • AS in Human Services
  • AA in Liberal Studies

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Human Services

What is your highest level of education?

Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
  • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)

What is your highest level of education?

Saint Leo University

  • MS: Human Services Administration
  • BA: Liberal Studies
  • AA: Liberal Arts

What is your highest level of education completed?

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?