Working parents know all too well that childcare is a necessity, and nannies are what hold family life together behind the scenes. Nanny jobs are open to responsible adults who enjoy taking care of children and have a background in childcare. Nannies help parents keep their careers and help children grow, learn, and play.
As a nanny, you'll be working inside your client’s home, taking care of children and keeping them entertained with arts, crafts, reading, and games; helping with homework; cleaning the children's living spaces; preparing meals; driving children to activities and appointments; and quickly becoming an important part of the family.
If you like working with children, you can apply for many different Service jobs. For example, Monster offers similar jobs in the following:
While there's no predetermined set of credentials or qualifications needed to be hired for nanny jobs, the ability to educate and entertain children is vital to the job. Prior experience babysitting or taking care of children is also essential. Most parents are looking for a nanny who has:
Parents look for applicants with a clean, polished resume and a well-written cover letter that assures them that children will be safe and happy in your care. Feeling lost? Check out our nanny resume sample to learn how to structure your resume and how to include your prior experience with children and your references list. Then, browse our collection of cover letter samples and cover letter articles, which are full of best practices from our career experts.
Parents take the interviewing process very seriously when they're looking to hire a nanny. They want to make sure they're hiring a responsible and trustworthy person to take care of their children. To prepare yourself, check out some nanny interview questions. Most parents will ask you questions like this:
Being a nanny can be very rewarding, but money still matters. The median pay for a nanny or babysitter is $14.29 an hour, but this varies based on your experience level, location, and the number of children you'll be taking care of. Want to know what to expect as a nanny in your location? Try using Monster's Salary Tools, where you can find salary information sorted by area and job title.
Ready to start your career as a nanny? Monster offers thousands of nanny jobs. To apply, just click on the job listings to the left. You can also make a Monster profile to allow recruiters to connect with you and receive customized job postings and career advice right in your inbox.