Professional live-in nanny, 21, shares the six things she will NEVER do as part of her job — so do you agree with her list?
- The 21-year-old has very strict boundaries to prevent him from being mistreated
- She refuses to do extra housework and take care of extra children
A professional live-in nanny shared the six things she refuses to do as part of the job — and hundreds of other nannies agree with her list.
Braonain, 21, said many employers mistreat or overcharge nannies, so she has strict boundaries for the job.
The Utah nanny says she will never clean up anyone’s mess except the kids she’s looking after, nor the kids’ friends or relatives.
Professional live-in nanny Braonain (pictured) has shared the six things she refuses to do as part of the job — and hundreds of other nannies agree with her demands
The 21-year-old said many employers mistreat or overcharge nannies, so she has strict boundaries for the job. She says she will never clean up anyone’s mess except the children she watches over, nor any of the children, friends or relatives.
“Don’t be so salty, I’ve got a lot more on my list of things I won’t do,” Braonain said as she uploaded the viral TikTok.
The first thing she refuses to do is clean up the family’s general mess.
“I’m not the housekeeper, I just clean up after the kids and I, do the dishes, the laundry and just pick ourselves up,” she explained.
However, she clarified that if she’s just looking at one baby, she’s offering more because it’s a “little bit different.”
A major annoyance for Braonain is when families won’t allow her to take the kids out of the house.
“I will not work for a family that won’t let me take the kids, I personally don’t know how to entertain your kids in the house for 10 hours and the kids and I will lose our minds,” she said.
She explained that many families have this rule and she had tried before but ended up quitting her job because it was too hard.
Braonain says she has five years of babysitting experience and worked as a travel nanny in London for six months (pictured)
Another rule of hers is that she refuses to adjust her rates to the needs of the family.
“I will find someone who will pay me what I earn,” she said.
She also won’t mind extra people, including friends or family’s children, unless she gets paid more.
Another no-no is being paid late.
“It’s just disrespectful in all honesty and a lot of nanny families do it and I’ve been through it so many times,” she said.
Her last rule is that she does not work outside of working hours.
“It’s my free time, bye,” she said.
Hundreds of other nannies agreed with Braonain, explaining how difficult it can be to maintain strict boundaries at work.
The six rules a professional babysitter swears by:
1. Only clean up messes made by yourself and the kids that you pay attention to.
2. Don’t work for families that don’t allow the kids to leave the house.
3. Don’t change your rates to meet the needs of the family.
4. Don’t look at extra children, including children of friends or relatives, unless you get paid more.
5. Don’t accept being paid late.
6. Don’t work outside office hours.
“I agree 100 percent. I had a family of three kids and mom wanted me to have a play date, which means I’d be looking after seven kids in total,” said one woman.
“Currently a nanny struggling with boundaries and my needs,” confessed another.
“I have such a hard time standing up for myself as a babysitter. I know I deserve a raise for everything I do around the house, but I’m so scared to ask for one,” another agreed.
Braonain explained that it’s “hard” to learn to set boundaries, but after “being treated like shit for years” (she) had had enough.
“Be your own advocate, don’t be afraid to set boundaries,” she advised other struggling nannies.
Many applauded her for sticking to her rules.
“Sounds like healthy boundaries and knowing your worth to me,” said one woman.