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. 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
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Social Work
      • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community & Social Services
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community Intervention & Leadership
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Conflict Management & Negotiation
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Criminal Justice
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
    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. 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: Human Services
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
      • M. S in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
    8. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Child Advocacy
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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
    10. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business - HR Management

Featured Schools

Liberty University

  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
  • BS: Social Work

What is your highest level of education?

Walden University

  • PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research
  • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community & Social Services
  • 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)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Saint Leo University

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

What is your highest level of education completed?

Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • M. S in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Human Services

What is your highest level of education?

The Chicago School

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate

What is your highest level of education completed?

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?

Florida Tech

  • BA in Applied Psychology/Child Advocacy

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