The Babysitters Club: Our Favorite Onscreen Caregivers

From Nanny McPhee to TV's The Nanny, see the TV and movie characters who've made watching children an amusing adventure (17 Photos)

Sona Charaipotra on Aug 20, 2010 at 9:26AM

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The Babysitters Club: Our Favorite Onscreen Caregivers

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'Mary Poppins'

There's just something about Julie Andrews. She's played not one, but two of the most iconic nannies of all time. First up was the 1964 classic Mary Poppins, which centered on Andrews as the umbrella-toting governess who falls from the sky just as the Banks family is at its wits end, complete with distracted mum, cranky, business-minded dad and bored, neglected kids. Knowing "a spoon full of sugar" can go so very far, Poppins transforms the family With her "supercalafragalistic" ways. But sadly, she must depart when the wind changes.

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