The Nanny Dictionary
Starling Agency brings you the Nanny Dictionary!
– Ok, we made some words up, but still…enjoy! –
NF (Nanny family): The nanny’s employers
MB (Mom boss): The children’s mother
DB (Dad boss): The children’s father
Unicorn Family: The dream family to work for
WAHP (Work at home parent): Nanny employer working within the home
Nanniversary: Commemoration of a nanny’s hire date
Nanager: A job title combining the responsibilities of childcare and household management
Nannypreneur: Nanny with an entrepreneurial spirit
Manny: Male nanny
BroPair: Male AuPair
NCS (Newborn Care Specialist): An individual formally trained and skilled in newborn care
Charge: The child in a nanny’s care
NK (Nanny kid): A nanny’s charge
LO (Little one): Affectionate name for a young charge
B2, G4: Short hand describing a child’s gender and age
NNRW (National Nanny Recognition Week): A special week set aside each September to recognize your nanny
INA (International Nanny Association): Founded in 1985, the INA is a resource for in-home childcare professionals
APNA (Association of Premier Nanny Agencies): Established in 1993, APNA promotes best practices in all areas of the nanny placement and household staffing industries
NNTD (National Nanny Training Day): Annual nanny training events recognizing the evolving needs of young children and promoting the positive correlation between education and quality care
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children): A large nonprofit association in the US representing early childhood educators, families, and childcare advocates. NAEYC is focused on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8
HWS (Homework Solutions): Household payroll service
GTM: Household employee payroll service
FT (Full-time): Full-time weekly schedule
PT (Part-time): Part-time weekly schedule
PTO (Paid time-off): paid sick, vacation, or personal time
FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act): A federal law which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.
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