There are a few reasons:
A) It’s your dharma.
B) It’s a job that does not demand formal qualifications and/or equipment.
C) It pays cash in hand.
D) It’s flexible.
E) It can be incredibly easy to perform.
F) You are your own boss (if both parents work).
As a Nanny I am particularly concerned with the recent panic in the mass media over the HIN so-called ‘Swine’ flu. In an attempt to create a balanced view I have posted information from a number of sources.
To begin however, think on this.
You pass me every day in the street. Sometimes you cast me a friendly glance. Often I’m invisible. I’m the one pushing the stroller. I take care of the nation’s children – your children. Maybe I live in; more often than not, I just show up early every day and take over
Last night after 10 an agent called me.
I had to pinch myself. Was I dreaming?
“So what makes your book so different?”
It’s probably the first time in my life I didn’t think. I heard myself talking:
“My book consolidates every aspect of outsourced childcare. Yes –
Today I am very happy to be a Nanny.
A day ago (as a Nanny) I was able to fully assist another human being in one of the most fundamental ways. For reasons of confidentiality I cannot elaborate. But for the privilege of doing so I am truly grateful.
For those who don’t know, I have been writing
Some days – most days – I feel as though I disappear as soon as I mention that I’m a Nanny.
Something happens in the way people talk to me, look at me and generally interact with me. One moment I’m a card carrying member of some wonderful Manhattan elite, and then I become
Nanny Time Bomb signing in.
Inspired by Julie & Julia I begin a blog unsure as to where this will lead. In conjunction with Twitter and Facebook, I attempt to make a voice heard in a wilderness of endless debate.
My experiences as a Nanny are based exclusively in Manhattan, New York City and in