Nannies: if you’re looking for some awesome resources to help you advance your nanny career, we have the ultimate list for you. Whether you are looking for professional advice, ideas to do with children, or to expand your knowledge about children in general, you will want to check out some of these books!
A Perfect Child with a Perfect Nanny: By Giving Time, Love and Patience is a 92 page paperback book that any nanny will enjoy reading. This book was written by Lolita Bryant, who comes highly recommended as a nanny according to the testimonials in her book. One of the testimonials mentions: “Mary Poppins lives!”
Nanny Wisdom: Our Secrets for Raising Healthy, Happy Children — From Newborns to Preschoolers, by Justine Walsh and Kim Nicholson, share with nannies their secrets about raising well-behaved and happy children. For over a decade, they have both been professional, English Mary-Poppins-type of nannies.
The Orange Mama Laid, by Kirsten Denney, reminds us about all of the childhood games the that we played outdoors until our parents called us in, in the car on long rides, and indoors during the rainy days of summer or cold days of winter. Bring back those old games and show the children of today the fun that we had when we were younger.
The Everything Toddler Activities Book: Games and Projects That Entertain and Educate (Everything Kids Series), by Joni Levine will assist you with providing fun games and projects for the kids that you care for. It’s chock-full of ideas for the playground, traveling, and encouraging social, physical, and emotional development while having fun.
You’ll Never Nanny in This Town Again: The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny by Suzanne Hansen is a hilarious account of her trials as a nanny to the rich! It may not provide a whole lot of advice, but it’s a great read!
Nanny to the Rescue!: Straight Talk and Super Tips for Parenting in the Early Years by Michelle LaRowe, the 2004 International Nanny Association “Nanny of the Year”, shares her successful nanny tips, for care of children from babies to toddlers to older children.
Of course, Nanny Jo Frost from the television show, Supernanny has her Supernanny and Ask Supernanny books, as well.
In addition to valuable information, we hope that these resources bring you a laugh or two while you are reading. Professional nannies never stop learning how to advance their skills and become better at their jobs!