granny nanny
n. A grandmother who cares for her grandchildren while their parents are working.
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One way is that we’re in our grandchildren’s lives more than ever before, whether from across the country thanks to Skype and FaceTime or as "granny nannies" — in some cases full time.
—Lesley Stahl, “Grandbabies: The Great Reward for Aging,” The New York Times, May 13, 2017
Families squeezed by falling real incomes and rising childcare costs are increasingly relying on the generosity of ‘granny nannies’ to help them out.
—Esther Shaw, “The ups and downs of looking after your grandchildren,” Moneywise, October 17, 2016
The nation’s granny nannies carry out £22,000 worth of unpaid chores over the summer holidays, a study has revealed.
—Ruki Sayid, “Grandparents save families £22,000 each summer,” The Mirror, August 06, 2015
1995 (earliest)
Dever-Boaz's mom, Zarita Dever, acts as "granny-nanny" while her daughter is coaching. But Max isn't the most patient sometimes. "Sometimes he's looking for the Dairy Queen," Dever says of her grandchild.
—“USC coach balancing two lives,” The Index-Journal (Greenwood, South Carolina), May 14, 1995
The term granny nanny can also refer to a nanny (that is, a non-relative hired to care for one's children) who is a senior or to a person hired to care for a senior.