Most professional nannies know exactly what to bring with them to work. However, if this is your first real nanny job, you may want to take notes.

You will definitely want to bring your own lunch, drink (water bottle filled with your favorite drink or Gatorade works great!) and snacks. Throughout the day, you should be able to snack and drink when you need to. You definitely need all that energy to get you through the day! Be sure to pack a lunch or a fanny pack, which work perfectly for those healthy pick-me-ups such as nature grain bars and almonds. Some families will even let you bring food every week and just leave it in the refrigerator. That way you have your own food already there and can avoid the hassle of having to pack a lunch every day. When it comes down to it, most families are even completely fine with you eating their food, as long as you ask beforehand.

A lot of nannies will bring different activities to work with them to keep the kiddies occupied. These often include children’s books, coloring books, educational toys and so forth. Of course, the family will also have their own toys, but children get so excited when they see something new.

There are places to find great low cost items that a nanny may need. You may be able to find useful items such as backpacks, lunch totes, children’s books, toys, arts and crafts materials and other miscellaneous items through great online deals or store sales. Many nannies also find great deals at a thrift stores.

Just remember, the better prepared you are, the easier your day will be. If the children are happy and entertained then your day will go by much faster! and the slogan "We put care in finding a nanny" are registered trademarks does not employ any caregiver ( nanny, babysitter, newborn specialist, elderly caregiver or housekeeper ) listed on our site and accepts no responsibility for provider's (client, family, user, parent) selection of a caregiver, or for any caregiver's conduct or performance. Provider is ultimately responsible for selecting a caregiver and for complying with all applicable laws that may apply when employing a household employee. Provider is fully responsible for their caregiver selection, checking references, interviewing and screening applicants and interpreting the background check results.'s screening services and background checks are not a substitution for a provider doing their own thorough screening. Caregivers should never be hired on the spot or without being interviewed in-person first. Our site provides an abundance of helpful tools, articles and resources to help families make smart, safe hiring decisions.