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A governess concentrates on educating children inside their own home, and a Kindergarten or schoolteacher does the same, but in a school environment.
In contrast to a nanny (formerly called a nurse), she concentrates on teaching children, instead of taking on a role of duty.

Child care

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A nanny is a person who provides child care.
Professional caregivers work within the context of a center-based care (including crèches, daycare, preschools and schools) or a home-based care (nannies or family daycare).


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Some were supported by at least one assistant, known as a nursemaid (or nurserymaid).
The term implies that she is an assistant to an older and more experienced employee, a role usually known as nurse or nanny.

Au pair

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The term au pair usually refers to a young woman (or occasionally man), who comes from abroad to live with the host family and learn the local culture and language, while helping care for the children.
The Canadian government has the live-in caregiver program, which has broader requirements than the au pair program.

Amah (occupation)

It is a domestic servant role which combines functions of maid and nanny.

Charlotte Bill

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Charlotte Jane "Lala" Bill (1875–1964) was a nanny to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George V and Queen Mary.

Norland College

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Norland College is a private college near Bath, which offers highly regarded training as a nanny.
Norland trainees are employed worldwide as nannies, nursery nurses and in other positions in a variety of settings for childcare.

Tiggy Legge-Bourke

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Alexandra Shân "Tiggy" Legge-Bourke MVO (born 1 April 1965) was nanny, later companion, to Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, and a personal assistant to Prince Charles between 1993 and 1999.


They may also take care of children, although there are more specific occupations for this, such as nanny.


In the Netherlands, standard postnatal care, supported by state medical insurance, includes more than a week of all-day visits called kraamzorg.
This support comes in the form of a qualified maternity nurse or health care professional, kraamverzorgster, who comes to the home in order to provide care and instruction for the newborn.

Margaretta Eagar

Margaretta (or Margaret) Alexandra Eagar (1863 — 1936), was an Irishwoman who served as a nanny to the four daughters of Emperor and Empress Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, the Grand Duchesses Olga; Tatiana; Maria; and Anastasia—known collectively as OTMA—from 1898 to 1904.

Nursery (room)

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In some households, the nurse was a senior member of the household staff and ran her own domain, a suite of rooms called the nursery.
The nurse (nanny) and nursemaid (assistant) slept in the suite too, to be within earshot of the sleeping children.

Elizabeth Everest

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1832 – 3 July 1895) was Winston Churchill's beloved nurse and nanny, and an important figure in his early life.

Monthly nurse

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Care was provided either by her female relatives (mother or mother-in-law) or by a temporary attendant known as a monthly nurse.
The job still exists, although it now might be described as "postnatal doula" or "maternity nurse" or "newborn care specialist" - all specialist sorts of nannies.

Nanny 911

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These include Abismo de pasión (in Spanish), Nanny 911, Supernanny, and Take Home Nanny.
Nanny 911 is loosely based on the British television programme Little Angels, in which American families with unmanageable children are reformed by British nannies, including one who served for the royal family.

Wet nurse

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Originally, the hired woman would have been expected to breastfeed the infant, a role known as a "wet nurse".
Sometimes the wetnurse came to live with the infant's family, filling a position between the monthly nurse (for the immediate post-partum period) and the nanny.

Domestic worker

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Today, modern nannies, like other domestic workers, may live in or out of the house, depending on their circumstances and those of their employers.

Maximilian I of Mexico

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Until his sixth birthday, he was cared for by Baroness Louise von Sturmfeder, who was his aja (then rendered "nurse", now nanny).

Sandra Samuel

1964) is an Indian-Israeli nanny who saved the life of two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg during the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (film)

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The tale follows a vengeful, psychopathic nanny out to destroy a naïve woman and steal her family.

The Nanny (1965 film)

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Davis appears as a supposedly devoted nanny caring for a 10-year-old boy recently discharged from a home for disturbed children.


In Korea these postpartum care workers are called Sanhujorisa.
This job used to be known in English as a monthly nurse, but now may be called a "postnatal doula" or "maternity nurse" or "newborn care specialist" - all specialist sorts of nannies.

Louise von Sturmfeder

She was put in charge of the early upbringing of the royal infants, as aja (then rendered "nurse", now nanny - but see also ayah) to Franz Joseph I of Austria, his brother Maximilian I of Mexico and his other siblings.

The Nanny Diaries

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The Nanny Diaries is a 2002 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, both of whom are former nannies.

Postpartum confinement

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Chinese and related East Asian traditions practice a form of postpartum confinement known as zuo yue zi "sitting the month", which are traditions and customs regarding recovery from childbirth.
Now more common terms are maternity nurse, newborn care specialist, or confinement nanny; the worker is not a registered health care professional such as the word "nurse" usually implies in current English.