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

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work
      • Master of Social Work (Advanced Standing)
      • M. S in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
      • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Human & Social Services
    Associate's
      • AAS Human and Social Services
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Human services
      • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
      • MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
    Associate's
      • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
      • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (3 Year)
      • MSW: Advanced Standing
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Monroe, LA

    University of Louisiana

  • University of Maryland Global Campus

  • Richmond, KY

    Eastern Kentucky University

  • Online Programs Available
    9. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology

Featured Schools

Grand Canyon University

  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work (Advanced Standing)
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Bachelor of Social Work

What is your highest level of education?

Bryant & Stratton College

  • BS Human & Social Services
  • AAS Human and Social Services

What is your high school graduation status?

Purdue Global

  • Master of Science in Human services
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Which subject are you interested in?

Saint Leo University

  • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
  • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (3 Year)
  • MSW: Advanced Standing

What is your highest level of education completed?

Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

What is your highest level of education?

University of Maryland Global Campus