I grew up in a child care environment. My mother was a child care/daycare provider for 20 years, and as I got older I assisted her with the 14 children that she provided for. Including making lunches, helping with teaching them their abc's, numbers, colors, changing diapers, etc. since the age of 9. She was also involved and taught first aid and CPR classes which I also attended and was certified in, unfortunately I was underage at the time so I was unable to get my certification. Since then I have been certified. Throughout the years I cared for her clients after she retired as well as my own nieces. I have been a nanny before for almost a year in 2009-2010. 2 boys, 3 and 5 which included waking them every morning, providing breakfast, getting ready for school, brushing their teeth. When the children were in school, as needed weekly I would clean the home, including dusting, polishing, vacuuming, moping, picking up toys, taking care of the children's laundry. When school was over, I picked the children up and returned them home providing snacks, nap time, homework time, and play time. On afternoons when there was no homework, we would go have fun time. Whether we went to the park, pool, or the movies. As well as some evenings preparing dinner for children, at times entire family. The children did have after school activities which included swimming lessons and little league. On the evenings that mom and dad worked late, I would take the boys to their lessons and practice and wait there until mom or dad arrived to take over. When it came to discipline, i would give the children a verbal warning, if they continued I would give them a final verbal warning informing them if they continue we go on timeout. Timeout would depend on their age: example-3 years old = 3 minutes. As well as depending on the situation. Say they hit or "smack" their sibling a couple times, timeout may be a few minutes more.
As a nanny I would not only provide love and care but I would also provide food, education, and exercise. Everything that a parents would provide as if they were my own children.