The difference between a Nanny and a Nanny Housekeeper

June 20, 2018

A Nanny and a Nanny Housekeeper are 2 separate job titles!

It is important to understand the difference between a Nanny and a Nanny Housekeeper.

If you are looking to employ either a Nanny or a Nanny Housekeeper, discover what their duties would include:

Let’s break it down…


Every family’s needs and requirements will be different.

Whether you are looking for a live in or live out nanny, their duties will include:

The typical duties of a Nanny include:

  • Looking after and caring for the children.
  • Supporting the children and family in any way they can.
  • Preparing and cooking healthy nutritious meals for the children.
  • Taking the children to and from school/ nursery.
  • Traveling with the family if needed.
  • Taking the children to social events and activities.
  • Communicating with parents to update them on the children – The day’s activities, what they have eaten etc. Having a Nanny diary can be hugely beneficial to record daily events and key information about the charge/ charges in your care.
  • Handling the children’s washing, ironing and laundry.
  • Bathing and dressing the children.
  • Maintaining the children’s bedroom – making sure it is kept tidy.
  • Making sure play areas and kept clean and tidy.

Nanny Housekeeper:

As well as carrying out all the duties of a nanny. A housekeeper will also take on additional domestic duties.

The typical duties of a Nanny Housekeeper include:

  • A Nanny housekeeper will have a balance of looking after and caring for children and carrying out domestic duties.
  • Going food shopping
  • Handling washing, laundry and ironing
  • Cooking and preparing healthy meals
  • Maintaining the general cleanliness and tidiness of the house
  • Taking care of pets (if appropriate)
  • Running day to day errands – for example, going to the post office.

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Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

Posted by Charlotte Hudson, PA to the Director | Filed Under Expert Advice, New Mums and Dads, Parents and Employers, Top Tips for Employers