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Here's Why You Shouldn't Call Your Nanny A Babysitter

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

Using the term "babysitter" to refer to a nanny can be seen as problematic because it can suggest they are a less-skilled or less-qualified caregiver.

While a babysitter is typically hired to look after children for a few hours, a nanny is a professional caregiver with specific skills and qualifications who may work full-time or part-time to provide a range of childcare services, including feeding, bathing, transporting, educating, and nurturing the children in their care.

Using the appropriate terminology, such as "nanny" or "childcare provider," can help ensure that the caregiver's role and responsibilities are clearly understood and respected.

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