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. University of Southern California

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Social Work
      • Doctor of Social Work
  • 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 of Science in Human Services
    Associate's
      • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
    Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Human & Social Services
    Associate's
      • AAS Human and Social Services
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
    5. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • 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
    6. Syracuse University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Child Advocacy
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Baylor University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Social Work
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
      • PhD - Culture, Diversity & Social Justice in a Global Context
    Master's
      • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)
      • Master of Social Work
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

University of Southern California

  • Doctor of Social Work

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Purdue University Global

  • MS in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

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Bryant & Stratton College

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

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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

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Saint Leo University

  • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
  • BA: Human Services
  • AA: Liberal Arts

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Syracuse University

  • Master of Social Work

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Florida Tech

  • BA in Applied Psychology/Child Advocacy

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Baylor University

  • Masters in Social Work

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