top of page
Mother and her little daughter.jpg

Hilton Head Nannies 

The Lowcountry's Gold Standard  

 for Childcare since 2007.

What are the typical duties of a nanny? 


The primary responsibility of a nanny is the complete care of their employer's children. No other duty, request, or responsibility should take precedence.

Typical duties of a nanny include, but are not limited to:

  • Tending to each child's basic physical needs: Ensuring children are fed, bathed, and dressed appropriately.

  • Creating a safe environment for the children: Maintaining a safe and child-friendly atmosphere.

  • Simple meal planning and preparation: Preparing nutritious meals and snacks for the children.

  • Laundry and clothing care for children: Washing, folding, and organizing the children’s clothes.

  • Organization of play activities and outings: Planning and supervising recreational activities and trips.

  • Organization of educational activities and projects: Facilitating educational experiences and assisting with school projects.

  • Reading to the children: Encouraging literacy and a love for reading through regular storytimes.

  • Social activities: Arranging and supervising playdates, birthday parties, and social gatherings.

  • Homework help: Assisting with school assignments and fostering a positive learning environment.

  • Organization of children’s bedrooms, bathrooms, and playrooms: Keeping the children’s living spaces tidy and well-organized.

  • Organization of children’s wardrobes/closets: Ensuring children’s clothing is neatly stored and easily accessible.

  • Maintaining Nanny Notebooks: Keeping detailed logs of the children’s activities, growth, development, and other important information for the parents.

  • Light housekeeping: Tasks such as loading/unloading the dishwasher, taking out the kitchen trash, and tidying up at the end of the day.

Some nannies may also be willing to take on additional household responsibilities, which should be reflected in their compensation package. These additional duties might include:

  • Parent's laundry

  • Shopping and errands

  • Deep cleaning of the home once per week

  • Personal Assistance/Household Management

Every nanny's responsibilities are unique and should be clearly negotiated and agreed upon prior to placement.

What hours do nannies typically work?

The hours nannies work can vary greatly depending on the needs of the family. While there are many variations, nannies generally prefer to work Monday through Friday, with weekends off. However, some nannies are available to work weekends, taking two days off during the week instead.

Most full-time nannies work between 30 to 60 hours per week, while part-time nannies typically work 15 to 29 hours per week. It is important to note that nannies must be paid overtime (time and a half) for any hours worked over 40 in a 7-day work period.

HHN Logo Brown TM with no website .png
bottom of page