What is a Nanny?

A nanny is an in-home childcare provider.  They are also an individual with a strong love of children. They provide long-term care and are focused on establishing healthy relationship with both the family and the children. They also work closely with parents as part of a team and work to advance the children’s physical, mental and emotional development. A nanny is effortlessly integrated into the routines of the family they serve.

What does a Nanny Do?

In addition to being a childcare provider, the nanny serves as the main authority figure while the parents are absent from the home. The types of tasks that a nanny will be expected to complete daily will vary, but generally include:

  • Creating a safe and stimulating environment for the children
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Changing diapers and potty-training
  • Laundry
  • Meal preparation
  • Feeding the children
  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • Educational activities and crafts
  • Help with homework
  • Administering medicine with parents’ consent, if necessary
  • Maintaining communication with parents
  • Light housekeeping (e.g., grocery shopping, family errands, emptying the trash, loading and unloading the dishwasher)

What are the General Expectations of Families

Every family is different, so expectations do vary from household to household. Parents choose nanny care to provide their children with individualized, personalized care that is consistent with their values and style of child rearing. They typically expect the nanny to have a sincere interest in the health and well-being of their children. Other expectations of families include:

  • To put the safety and well-being of the children first.
  • To provide fun, engaging and educational activities and games to pass the time.
  • Model positive behavior for their children, including language and eating habits.
  • Communicate with the parents on a regular basis.
  • Arrive for work on time and ready to complete tasks.
  • Take the necessary steps to acquire additional training in areas such as First Aid/CPR Certification. 


With a new year upon us and our families’ needs changing, Ace Personnel Nanny Employment Agency in Vancouver is seeking professional nanny candidates to join our growing company. If you are interested in a career as a nanny, please contact us today or submit your resume directly here. We will contact you directly.

Nanny Job Responsibilities

The responsibilities and duties of a nanny will vary from family to family, but will generally involve:

  • Cooking meals
  • Helping with housework
  • Caring for young children or babies, bathing and teaching them basic skills
  • Dropping older kids to and from school and helping with their homework
  • You may also spend time planning fun activities to keep the kids entertained

Nanny Skills and Competencies

To provide our clients with piece of mind, we look for nanny employment candidates with the following 10 skills and competencies:

  • Flexibility
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good judgment skills
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Stress tolerance
  • High energy level
  • Enthusiasm
  • First aid/CPR training
  • Patience
  • Criminal Background Clearance

ACE PERSONNEL | Nanny Employment agency Vancouver

ACE Personnel is a family owned and operated service founded in 1977 by Diane Anderson (“Mrs. A). It began as a home-based business and has since been devoted to helping the local community with childcare and home care solutions. Mrs. A took great pride in the fact that she was able to help others through elderly care and nanny placements. She took time to get to know her each of her clients and as a result developed lasting relationships with many of them.

Ace Personnel welcomes all qualified candidates for nanny employment in Vancouver to send their CVs through our easy-to-use online application form. The hiring process is ongoing. If we feel you are the right fit, one of administrators will contact you to set up an interview. No walk-ins or phone inquiries will be accepted.