Definitions for nannyˈnæn i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nanny
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person employed to care for children in a household.
Origin of nanny:
1785–95; nursery word
nanny, nursemaid, nurse(noun)
a woman who is the custodian of children
nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat(noun)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb whose job is to take care of a child in the child's home
They took their nanny on vacation with them.
A child's nurse
A female goat
To treat like a nanny's charges; to coddle.
a diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name
A nanny, childminder, child care provider, or a mother's helper is an individual person who provides care for one or more children in a family as a service. Traditionally, nannies were servants in large households and reported directly to the lady of the house. Today, 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, qualified 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. Depending on the country they live in, government registration may or may not be required. A governess, in contrast to a nanny, concentrates on teaching and training children. A special type of modern nanny is known as a mother's helper. They are hired to assist mothers in the chores of the household as well as care for the children. A mother's helper may live in or out of the house.
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Translations for nanny
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a children's nurse.
- مُرَبِيَة أطْفالArabic
- amaPortuguese (BR)
- das KindermädchenGerman
- lapsehoidja, ammEstonian
- پرستار بچهFarsi
- nurse, nounouFrench
- אוֹמֶנֶת, מְטַפֶּלֶתHebrew
- perawat anakIndonesian
- پرستار بچهPersian
- د ماشومانو پالونكىPashto
- dadda, barnsköterskaSwedish
- 保姆Chinese (Trad.)
- người giữ trẻVietnamese
- 保姆Chinese (Simp.)
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