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Nannies vs Au Pairs

The difference between Nannies and Au Pairs is that Nannies are usually qualified childcare professionals, who have chosen childcare as their profession, or have at least three years of experience caring for children.Nannies and Au Pairs are often classed within the same childcare category but they are completely different. Au Pairs should not be seen as a substitute for a Nanny, and usually have no formal childcare training which a Nanny would have.

A Nanny may be seeking a live-out position or a live-in one, and can be a long term employee for the family whereas au pairs will generally live with the family and generally work for a year with the family.

Qualifications will increase a Nanny's theoretical knowledge, experience and common sense are very important aspects for their job and a Nanny's past childcare experiences can be just as good as a qualification to be a Nanny Poppinz™ Nanny.