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

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    1. Kaplan University

    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. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
    Master's
      • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Sacred Heart University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work - Clinical Specialization
      • Master of Social Work - Community Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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 / Criminal Justice
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    6. Argosy University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Human Services (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Liberal Arts (BA)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Central Christian College of Kansas

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • General Studies, A.A.
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

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

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Liberal Arts

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Northcentral University

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

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Sacred Heart University

  • Master of Social Work - Clinical Specialization
  • Master of Social Work - Community Specialization

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Post University

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

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Argosy University

  • Human Services (MS)
  • Liberal Arts (BA)

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Central Christian College of Kansas

  • Associate of Arts

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration

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