The term "nanny" was first registered in common parlance in 1937. This word is the result of the caregiver "sitting" with the baby in another room while the parents are talking or doing other things.
Safety considerations and concern for children at an unsafe age have led parents to choose professional organizations where residents are more professional in their work and implement the guidelines of the Early Years Learning Framework. Rules and regulations and the intervention of state authorities in different countries provide rights and obligations for both caregivers and parents.
The new rules require caregivers over the age of 16 and parents to obtain at least two referrals and contact them before hiring anyone. Most government agencies also recommend that parents carry out a full risk assessment and go through all possible cases before leaving or entrusting their children to a known or unknown babysitter.
A more professional approach to infant care has brought much relief to parents with disabled children. The additional care and professional assistance needed to care for such children is available today.
Parents may not be able to use regular babysitters for their children with disabilities. For such cases, "recreational" services are offered. Some of these programs offer parenting and childcare services for parents of severely disabled children.
With the emergence of professional companies in the industry, babysitters are now offering more than the traditional "sit down" service. Complete care packages are now available – for entertainment, storage, travel, boarding, and school pick-up, housemaids, and more.