Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nanny-Lingo 101

Hopefully this is short, sweet, and to the point. A simple guide to learn what nannies mean. 

What does that mean may be the most commonly asked questions when abbreviations like NF, MB, or GMB start flying out of a nanny’s mouth. In keeping with this nanny theme here is a simple list defining the words. Let’s call it the Guide to Nanny Lingo 101 (in no particular order):

  • NF – NannyFamily
  • NP – NannyParents
  • MB – MomBoss
  • GMB – GrandmaBoss
  • DB – DadBoss
  • GDB – GrandDadBoss
  • Charge – The child (or children) that a nanny watches, they are in the “charge” or care of the nanny
  • NK – NannyKid (also known as charge)
  • A, B, C or any other random letter you see a in replace of a name – Many nannies refer to their NK by their first initial either for anonymity reasons or character count. Some also choose to use nicknames (like I do with Bear and Bug) for the NK.
  • Au Pair – Someone living in a foreign country providing childcare and light house work.
  • Live-In Nanny - Someone who lives with their NF. There are different levels of Live-In's, click here for more details on that. 
  • SAHM - Stay at Home Mom
  • SAHD - Stay at Home Dad
This list is not exhaustive, but it covers the basics. 
Check out SitterCyle for another helpful list with different terms. 
Are there any other words or nanny-lingo you want to know the meaning of?


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