What Makes a Great Nanny – 5 Key Attributes


Choosing a nanny to look after your child is not a decision to be taken lightly, and naturally you hope for a positive long-term relationship between nanny/parent and nanny/child. Rest assured that by engaging ABC Nanny Services you will receive the right nanny for your family first time around. In order to provide some further insight into what makes a great nanny, we’ve prepared a brief blog posts highlighting 5 key attributes to help you make a confident decision on who will look after your child.


  1. Commitment to Children

Great nannies are committed to each and every child under their care, helping them grown and develop during this crucial time in their life. All nannies at ABC Nanny Services have undergone a thorough background check and adhere to high standards of professionalism at all times. This means you can expect your child to develop strong:

  • Communication Skills
  • Academic Rigor
  • Creativity
  • Manners and Respect for Boundaries

When a nanny is fully committed to the growth of your child, they will learn to become exceptionally well-rounded individuals, fully equipped to embark on the next stage of their life.

  1. A Love of Their Job

Nannies who love their job exhibit qualities such as kindness, compassion and a motherly intuition. The role of a nanny is multi-faceted, and they are required to plan, implement and report back to parents daily so that you have a good idea of how your child is progressing. There is a sense of pride and satisfaction in being a nanny, especially when you get to see the positive ways in which children develop over time. Nannies who have great job satisfaction are also more likely to continue developing their skills by undertaking further qualifications, helping to improve outcomes for every child under their care.

  1. Respectful of Parents Wishes

Every family has different guidelines, and a good nanny will take the time to listen to your expectations and ensure your wishes are followed accordingly. This helps to develop a strong relationship between parents/caregiver, providing peace of mind for both parties.

  1. Patience

It is normal for children to ‘act out’ at times, but a great nanny will deal with the situation in an appropriate manner – with patience and diligence. Nannies put the needs of the child first, taking their feelings into consideration and helping to calm the situation and put them at ease. Children can become distraught at seemingly minor issues, but the difference between an average nanny and a great nanny is the way they deal with the situation.

  1. Reliability

Parents depend on nannies all year round so that they can fulfil their work and social obligations. It is crucial that you can rely upon your nanny, and a great nanny will be upfront and honest about their availability.


Get the Right Nanny for Your Family – Contact ABC Nanny Services Today

Looking for a nanny and want reassurance that you’re getting the right person for the job? Contact ABC Nanny Services today. Our nannies are qualified, experience, insured and receive all entitlements under the relevant awards.

Rest easy knowing that a great nanny is only a phone call away, please call us now on 02 9387 3030 to discuss your needs. You may also make a booking online.