Cared for infants, toddler-age children and elementary school children
Diaper changing expert
Cleaned rooms and toys
Prepared healthy meals and snacks
Played with children to foster creativity and social development
Helped with homework while encouraging independence
Followed rules and ensured children were in bed at the appropriate time
Supervised up to 8 children at a time
Assisted with birthday party planning and baking
Invented games to entertain and educate children
Read bed-time stories to foster literacy children
How to List Your Skills as a Nanny
Nannies need to be excellent communicators in order to work effectively with both children and their parents. Furthermore, nannies need to have lots of patience and organizational skills.
How to List Your Education as a Nanny
Nannies do not require a degree, but having one can help improve your chances of being hired.
Certifications and background checks are not necessary, as it depends upon the people who are hiring you.
Tip: It’s a good idea to include references on your resume. References show parents that you can be trusted, and that they can verify your competency by contacting previous, happy clients. Be sure to check with your previous clients before listing their name and contact information on your resume.
Nanny Career Overview
According to ZipRecruiter, nannies make anywhere from $12 to $17 an hour, but it depends upon the location, your experience, and your negotiation skills.
Katerina is a junior studying English and Marketing at Johns Hopkins University. She has experience in social media, science writing, and fiction. When she isn't writing, she's hitting the gym, playing with her cats, or eating chocolate.