On being a nanny and loving it – every single day!
Naturally my days are challenging. It’s not all puzzles, board games and baking yummy healthy muffins (although these sure are fun). Often I find myself wearing many hats during my day-to-day duties, from pseudo mum and dad, to sole care-giver, to paramedic and doctor, to being the big sister and cool aunty. I also become the policeman and judge presiding over sibling arguments and rivalry, the homework tutor/sports coach/musical instrument teacher/language teacher, the personal taxi service, personal chef and general provider of amusement. After all of that, I’ve also got to remember to be “fun” whilst being the responsible voice of reason.
I bring an education to the table, a second language, stories from worldly travels and experiences and an organisational system built to run a family. Above all else, I strive to be creative, passionate and positive. I foster an “everything is possible” mentality.
I ensure that the children are happy and safe at all times whilst facilitating every opportunity for self-growth and adventure. I like to keep us active and engaged. Whether that be with arts and craft activities, through learning games and by getting messy in the kitchen, we can always find the magic.
I love that the kids just have so much energy. Their vibrant personality and tenacity mean that I’m constantly kept on my toes. They also mean that my warm and caring personality, is in good company. There’s always plenty of love to go around. It’s all in a days work and nothing gives me more of a smile than giving and receiving the lovely warm cuddles at the end of a long, event filled day.
The laughter, the smiles, the quirky viewpoint, the point of difference, the road of growth and discovery, this is where it’s at. This is why I’m a nanny. Because I love it!
Why are you a nanny? What makes your day spectacular? And what leaves you wilting at the end of the day and questioning why you do the job you do?
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