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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.

A childminder cares for the child in the childminder's home. A governess, in contrast to a nanny, concentrates on teaching and training children.


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Many television programs feature real nannies, many of which help parents discipline children.

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