April, 2022

Famous movie nannies to inspire your nanny career

Growing up many of us watched movies or read books that inspired our later career choices. Here are some of the world’s most famous nannies from our childhood favourites to more recent hit films/shows. Which nanny is your favourite? Are they on this list?

Mary Poppins

The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious super nanny who is hired by Mr Banks to help with his two young “mischievous” children. The youngsters have managed to scare off all their nannies until now. Mary Poppins, the angelic magical nanny who brings happiness to all the family and changes their lives.

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Nanny McPhee

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Is an immortal witch and nanny who helps handle rule breakers and makes them good. ‘When you need me, but do not want me, then I will stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go.”

Mrs Doubtfire

Daniel, a divorced father disguises himself as Mrs Doubtfire- an elderly Scottish nanny/housekeeper, in order to work in the house of his ex wife and spend more time with his children. 

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Shane Wolfe (The Pacifier)

Navy SEAL Shane is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids’ house.

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Maria (Sound of Music)

Based in 1930s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing at her attempts to become a nun. When the navy captain writes to the convent asking for them to provide a Governess, to help with his seven children, Maria is given the job. 

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Annie Braddock (The Nanny Diaries)

A college graduate, Annie has just graduated and unsure of what she wants to do. By accident she pursues a career in the Upper East side of Manhattan working as a Nanny, after saving a young boy’s life and being thanked by his Mum.

Molly Gunn (Uptown Girls)

Molly Gunn has never worked a day in her life and lived a life of luxury since her rockstar father left his fortune to her after he passed away. Everything suddenly changes when Molly realizes her manager has stolen all her money. She lands a job as a nanny for a young girl named Ray, whose serious attitude is far different from her own carefree one. With help from her boyfriend, Molly tries to bond with Ray and learn how to be a proper adult.


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Jessie Prescott (Jessie)

The Disney tv show series, focuses on Jessie Prescott, a young girl with big dreams who moves to NYC to seek stardom, against her strict fathers wishes. Once there she accepts a job as a Nanny and moves into their multi-million dollar home with the wealthy Ross family, which includes jet-setting parents and their four children.


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