From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
A nanny, childminder or child care provider, is an individual who provides care for one or more children in a family as a service. Traditional nannies were servants in large households and reported directly to the lady of the house while modern nannies, like other domestic workers, may live in or out of the house depending on their circumstances and those of their employers. Professional nannies are usually certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fluent in First Aid, and have a degree or extensive training in child development. There are many employment agencies that specialize in childcare and online services that aid in finding available nannies.
- Tony Danza in Who's the Boss
- Hulk Hogan in the movie Mr. Nanny
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- The Manny Files
- Angus Partridge in The L Word
- Vin Diesel in The Pacifier
- Scott Baio in Charles in Charge
- Joey Lawrence in Melissa & Joey
- Mary Poppins, from P. L. Travers's children's literature series set in Edwardian London.
- Nanny McPhee
- Fran Fine, played by Fran Drescher in The Nanny
- The BBC television drama series (1981–1983), Nanny, starred Wendy Craig
- Phoebe Figalily in the U.S. sitcom Nanny and the Professor which starred Juliet Mills and Richard Long
- Nanny on Muppet Babies
- Peyton Flanders/Mrs. Mott in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
- Mrs. Baylock in The Omen (1976)
- The Nanny Diaries
- Nanny in Eloise
- Nanny Hawkins, from "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh (1945).
- Nana, a Newfoundland dog, in Peter Pan
Many television programs feature real nannies, many of which help parents discipline children.
- Au pair
- Babysitter, another term for someone who takes care of a child or children
- Chaperon, one who accompanies teenagers and young adults to social events
- Nanny State
- Nursemaid, an assistant to a nanny
- Wet-nurse, a woman who breastfeeds another's baby
- National Childminding Association