The Funny Nanny


My name is Candi and I am a professional Nanny, wife, student, ex HR Director, Teacher, traveler, blogger and a lot lot more, but who has time to list everything they do??

Some facts about me:

I have lived in 6 countries and on 2 continents;

I speak 2 languages fluently and dabble in a few more, please don’t test my German though ;);

I like to be open and honest about our profession, I like to continuously learn and to help others discover skills they did not think they had;

The Funny Nanny is a blog where I will be sharing my ideas, my thoughts, my opinions but  I welcome your ideas, your thoughts and I urge you to comment and grow with me. Just because I am writing something does not mean I know it all, it means I would love to discuss it with you.

Thank you for being such great followers, I look forward to reading your comments and suggestion, to trying out your ideas and getting to know you.

So, let’s do this!!!




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    August 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you so much for this blog! I have been a nanny for 12 years and I am leaving in 2 weeks to become a kindergarten teacher. I’ve learned so much about myself and life and I see those same sentiment reflected in your posts! Thank you, thank you!

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      Funny Nanny
      August 8, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Jen, this means so much to me! That’s all I ever wanted – to connect and not feel alone! Good luck with your new career!

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    October 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I love your blog! I have been a professional nanny for the past 11 years and just made the shift a few months ago to working more with children in the arts (and my blog). But I just love reading things from other nannies. It’s therapeutic, ha! Keep up the great work 🙂 xx

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      Funny Nanny
      October 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you! I am so glad you found my blog and reached out!
      I think that with all of your experience you will have an amazing success with the blog and working with kids in the arts. I wish you all the luck!

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    April 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    You may be interested in doing a blog post on an up-incoming ebook called “Nanny Confidential – A Survival Guide. It’s takes an-depth look The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the nanny profession. Written by a professional nanny with over 25 years experience called Naomi Love.

    You can see more about it by typing in ‘Nanny Confidential – A Survival Guide’ on or her name Naomi Love

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    Toni Mehigan
    June 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks for the Funny Nanny, great name and memorable. Thanks for showing off our Miss Pepper Nanny School, Not to many people know about it yet, so we would love to see more Australian students looking for a great adventure in life who LOVE little kids to find us and become an ACCREDITED NANNY.
    love Toni Mehigan Director of Community Training Australia – home of Miss Pepper Nannies.

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    Toni Mehigan
    June 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Also for American nannies….we have an International Study Program where you can study online and do a placement in Australia. You would earn 2 internationally recognised Australian Diplomas and have a trip of a lifetime to Australia where we would place you in a number of childcare centres and work in a nanny placement. We can even send you to London with our team to visit Norland Nanny School (they train the nannies that look after the British Royal Family babies!)


    Jo is our Head Trainer for Miss Pepper Nanny School. An Australian qualification is recognised world wide.

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    Funny Nanny
    June 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, thank you Toni, this is great information, I will post it on my Facebook page too!!! I have written a blog post about Norland too 🙂

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    July 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Candi, I would love some advice. (Maybe you have written an article on this and I just haven’t discovered it yet. I read “Tips on working with HNW families”) … I am in the running to be hired on as a nanny for a HNW family, but I have only ever worked with “regular” families. I would love to garner some advice on best practices for this type of transition. My main concern is that this position would be much more demanding and I worry about how it will effect my relationship with my partner of almost 7 years. I do not want this to create strain or an unnecessary burden, but I know this would be a really exceptional opportunity. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Funny Nanny
    July 10, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Hi Transitioning, thanks for posting, if you could e-mail me I would love to help you through this 🙂
    Take care!

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