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Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: The Heart of Nannying in the City!



As a black woman and the founder of Nannies in the City, diversity and inclusion have always been at the forefront of my approach to childcare. Having spent years as a nanny for families from various cultural backgrounds, I understand firsthand the importance of supporting children and families in navigating the beautifully diverse world we live in.


Growing up in a multicultural environment and later becoming a nanny allowed me to witness the richness of different cultures and traditions. It also highlighted the significance of fostering an inclusive environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive regardless of their background.


One of the cornerstones of my nanny philosophy has been providing exposure to diverse experiences for the children under my care. I firmly believe that exposing children to different cultures, languages, and perspectives from a young age is crucial for their psychological and sociological development.


During my time as a nanny, I made it a point to take my nanny kids to neighborhoods and environments they may have never experienced before. Whether it was visiting cultural festivals, exploring museums, or simply spending time in diverse playgrounds, these experiences opened their eyes to the richness of the world around them.


Research in child development supports the importance of exposure to diversity for young children. Experiencing diversity from an early age helps children develop empathy, understanding, and respect for others. It broadens their worldview and fosters a sense of belonging in a diverse society.

From a psychological perspective, exposure to diversity encourages cognitive flexibility and critical thinking skills. It challenges children to question stereotypes and biases, ultimately promoting a more inclusive mindset.


On a sociological level, embracing diversity in childcare lays the foundation for building a more inclusive society. By nurturing children to appreciate and celebrate differences, we contribute to creating a future generation that values diversity and works towards equality and social justice.

At Nannies in the City, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the nannying space. We strive to match families with nannies who embrace cultural sensitivity and celebrate diversity in all its forms. By fostering an inclusive environment, we aim to create enriching experiences for both children and caregivers alike.


As we continue our journey in the world of childcare, let us remember the profound impact we can make by embracing diversity and inclusion every step of the way. Together, we can nurture a generation of children who not only appreciate the beauty of diversity but also strive to create a more inclusive and equitable world for all.


Chelsea Delaney

Founder, Nannies in the City

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