1. Making a positive difference… A great nanny is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the children in her care. They show utmost respect and commitment to their roles and want to teach the child in many areas helping them to flourish in their communication, education, creativity, sports, manners and discipline, helping your children to become lovely well-rounded little beings. 2. The nanny loves being a nanny The nature of most nannies is kind, caring and genuinely in love with their childcare duties, usually with an instinctive maternal side. The role of a nanny is so varied and important, planning, implementing and reporting back to the parents on a daily basis with the child’s progress genuinely loving seeing the progress your children are making and seeing happy and relaxed parents gives a nanny a real sense of pride and job satisfaction. 3. Diligence A great nanny shows absolute diligence and respect to the requirements of the family. They take time to understand the fine details of how the parents like things to be done and also provide thorough details on what he/she does with the children throughout their time with the children. For a parent it’s truly rewarding to know that, not only are their requirements being taken into consideration they are also informed and aware of all the activities taking place with their child(s). You know your nanny is a keeper when they have a structure and have everything planned out. 4. Patience A good nanny is always patient. They listen to their charges and acknowledge their needs. Understanding that children need to be taken care of feeling at ease and a patient and kind nanny will always consider the child’s feelings before their own, especially in times the child may be upset about something, no matter how small an issue it may seem to an adult mind. 5. First Aid Trained For all us parents knowing that our child is being cared for by a nanny who is First Aid Trained is a big bonus, this for obvious reasons takes a huge weight off the parent’s mind, knowing that the nanny is able to know what to do in an emergency situation. 6. A great nanny is respectful of the family’s privacy and is sensitive to any personal issues that may arise. This is particularly important when you have a live in nanny who is petty much around all the time. A good nanny is one that knows to keep her professionalism no matter what the situation around her is. A great nanny sees herself as a professional, takes pride on what she does, and that shows in her everyday disposition. A good nanny will become part of your family, so they need to be someone who ‘feels’ like someone you would want to be part of the family. The confidentiality of your family affairs should be of utmost importance.