Nanny Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nanny quotes, nanny sayings, and nanny proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What do you mean you're leaving? You're a baby sitter. Baby sitters don't leave, they sit. Baby leavers leave.     

Dr. Seuss

If I open my eyes just a little bit more / I can see Nanny's dressing-gown on the door; / It's a beautiful blue but it hasn't got a hood, / God bless Nanny and make her good.      

Melanie Safka

I done been through a lot and I can't never forget / All the women turned they back and they called it a quit / When my nanny died that shit hurt I was feeling so sick      


Wanted a nanny for two adorable children / [Sung] / If you want this choice position / Have a cheery disposition / Rosy cheeks, no warts! / Play games, all sort      

Richard Sherman

What a pleasure it would be / Chatting so delightfully / Nanny bakes, fairy cakes / Every Sunday morning     

Paul Mccartney

Do it for all family / Do it for Granny / Did it for all for the Nanny / Do it for Grammy     

Soul the American Dream

I'm a baby and i don't have a daddy / Did you know i was raised by my nanny / No one understands me like granny      


She was there to sell make-up, / But the father saw more. / She had style! / She had flair! / She was there. / That's how she became the Nanny!      

Ann Callaway

But I knew life before I left my nursery, huh / Left alone with big fat Fanny / She was such a naughty nanny / Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me     

Brian Harold May

And Nanny's very sorry too for you-know-what-she-did, / And she's writing Alexander very blackly on the lid, / So Nan and Me are friends, because it's difficult to catch / An excited Alexander you've mistaken for a match.     

Alan Alexander Milne

In a corner of the bedroom is a great big curtain, / Someone lives behind it, but I don't know who; / I think it is a Brownie, but I'm not quite certain. / (Nanny isn't certain, too.)     

Alan Alexander Milne

And what of pretty Nanny this hot summer weather? / She stays not contented with little or with muckle, / Straining for daisies at the end of her tether.     

Robert Graves

Nanny blushes when I woo her, / And with kindly chiding eyes / Faintly says I shall undo her; / Faintly, O, forbear! she cries.     

Matthew Prior

Science tells us that 90 percent of the human brain develops by age three, so any person who cares for you child during these formative years--be it a nanny, a babysitter, or a daycare worker--will without question shape your child's personality.     

Tammy Gold

Nannies can be as different as night and day, and there's no nanny degree or required certification.     

Tammy Gold

The other factor to consider is that the nanny--parent relationship, while it can be rewarding in many ways, is utterly unique and not always easy.     

Tammy Gold

Being a nanny in the city or a highly walk-able urban area is in some ways an easier job because it typically requires less complex navigation.     

Tammy Gold

But the truth is, nanny care serves as a wonderful solution to the childcare dilemma for many families.     

Michelle R. LaRowe

In today's world of dual-income families, many parents have turned to professional nannies to help care for their children.     

Michelle R. LaRowe

Having a nanny allows children to receive personal care in their own home an enables to play an active role in their day-to-day care.     

Michelle R. LaRowe

A nanny can separate herself emotionally from the children because, although she loves the children, they are not hers; thus, she does not have a strong, maternal response to their crying.     

Michelle R. LaRowe

Grandmothers bring special skills to the job of granny-nanny. They usually have more time than the mommies, and therefore can listen more than a busy parent.     

Lois Young-Tulin

Attention seems to be what it's all about for successful granny-nannies...attention and availability.     

Lois Young-Tulin

A loving, giving granny-nanny helps raise a loving, giving grandchildren.     

Lois Young-Tulin

Having the opportunity to be a granny-nanny is a privilege not an entitlement.     

Lois Young-Tulin

When a nanny or au pair becomes responsible for preparing and serving that afternoon snack, this affects both adult and child family members' everyday lives.     


Just like any other job, many nanny employers have specific requirements for the nanny.     

Kristin Laubenthal

Being a nanny is about being part of a child's growth and development.     

Kristin Laubenthal

I think a nanny should be ready to do for a family. What I mean is the nanny job is not about taking care of just the the children, it's about caring for the family.     

Carol Kelly

As a nanny you have to sometimes help care take care of the marriage, by willing to work weekends.     

Carol Kelly