Celebrating National Nanny Recognition Week!

In honor of National Nanny Recognition Week (Sept. 21-26), please enjoy these wonderful insights expressed over the years by our favorite nannies from popular culture. Also included is the beloved poem “To My Nanny” by Russian author Alexander Pushkin.


“When you need me, but do not want me, then I will stay. When you want me, but do not need me, then I have to go.”

~Nanny McPhee

“But if there’s love, dear…those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart forever.”

~Mrs. Doubtfire

“Well, nothing one able-bodied female can’t handle.”

~Alice from The Brady Bunch

“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”

~Mary Poppins

A poem by Alexander Pushkin: “To My Nanny”


Dear doting sweetheart of my childhood,

Companion of my austere fate!

In the lone house deep in the wild wood

How patiently for me you wait.

Alone beside your window sitting

You wait for me and blame the clock,

While, in your wrinkled hands, your knitting

Fitfully falters to a stop.

Beyond the crumbling gates the pine trees

Shadow the road you watch so well.

Nameless forebodings, dark anxieties,

Oppress your heart. You cannot tell

What visions haunt you: Now you seem to



Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was born in Moscow, Russia. Pushkin is one of the most important contributors to modern Russian literature. He devoted some of his best work to his nanny who took care of him in his childhood and remained close with him throughout his lifetime.


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