Nanny Resume Examples & Writing Guide

If you are scouting for a position as a professional, full-time Nanny, producing a stellar Nanny resume is of utmost importance. So much emphasis is placed on children's need’s, childhood development and children’s safety and security these days. Therefore, it is necessary to produce a document containing sufficient information about your technical competencies, as well as your soft skills to potential employers (parents).

Start by viewing our top-notch Nanny resume samples and use the write-up below as a guideline to create your own unique resume document. You want to make sure that your resume stands out from the other candidates by showcasing your hard skills and soft skills to potential employers.

Nanny Resume Examples

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Nanny Resume Writing Guide

Resume Sections

1. Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone, Email. Be sure to include alternative contact channels as well, such as your Instagram account, LinkedIn profile, or Facebook URL details.

2. Career Summary: View this as the introduction to your resume, and include 1–3 sentences giving a broad overview of your background and relevant childcare experience.

3. Qualifications Summary: Provide accurate details about the licenses, certifications, and qualifications you have completed with the institution, qualification name, and dates. Don’t forget to include the qualifications you are currently in the process of completing.

4. Relevant Nanny Experience: Indicate your previous professional Nanny jobs or part-time babysitting gigs. Use short; bulleted sentences o list your most important daily activities regarding each of the jobs you have held.

5. Other Employment Experience: Include any job that you have previously occupied related to the childcare field such as babysitting or tutoring.

6. Skills Summary/Key Skills: Incorporate keywords from the job posting and align these your specific skill set. This adds much-needed report to your resume (In childcare, credibility and references from previous jobs are of paramount importance).

7. Education/Licenses/Certifications/Relevant Coursework/Training: You need to provide detailed information on the qualifications you have or are in the process of completing.

What to Highlight in a Nanny Resume

There are a few vital details parents/families need to know about you to ensure that you are the right fit for their kids.

Nannies and babysitters are often confused as being the same positions. Although both roles are in childcare, a nanny is a daily job with fixed hours where a babysitter works part-time hired to watch the children for a set period.

A nanny is a childcare provider first and foremost, but is also responsible for housekeeping duties like cooking, cleaning and doing laundry. The purpose of being a Nanny is to contribute, oversee, and assist with the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of children from infants up to young adults.

First, indicate your type of Nanny experience. Nannies can be broadly categorized into the following job titles:

1) Full-Time, Live-Out Nannies

They do not reside on the premises, but usually, work five days a week (not weekends). Job duties are only related to childcare (meals, activities, homework, transport).

2) Live-in Nannies

Live-in nannies typically occupy their own furnished room in the family home and are offered meals, access to transportation, cellphone, computer, and healthcare as part of their remuneration. They have the same responsibilities as live out nannies but with the added housekeeping component. They work six days a week with one day off and also during most school holidays, taking a vacation outside of school holiday periods.

3) Part-Time or Summer Nannies

Nannies in this category provide after-school care to children for one or two days during the week, or full-time care during the summer holiday months. They are usually paid an hourly rate as opposed to a weekly or monthly salary.

4) Shared Nannies

These Nannies split their services between 2 or 3 families during the week or school holidays. Their services are usually just revolving around childcare without any additional housekeeping duties. They may stay with one family as part of their salary component, but travel to the other family for certain days during the week to help them out.

5) College Nannies

These nannies are usually studying at a nearby college or university and have flexible schedules to be available on a part-time basis to families. They typically stop being nannies after the completion of their degrees.

6) Au Pairs

Au pairs are nannies from abroad, usually recent graduates or students from foreign countries, assigned to families for a period of 12 years. They are assigned childcare and housekeeping duties as part of their job.

The second aspect to highlight is the ages of children you are comfortable with. Therefore, you need to mention if you were responsible for infants, toddlers, elementary school kids, or looked after high school kids and young adults with special needs.

Next, parents and family representatives want to see if you are responsible and what your work ethic is like. Here you could mention the fact that you provide meals at certain times during the day, pack school lunches and take children to extracurricular activities or doctors' appointments.

Then showcase your ability to problem-solve and do crisis management. Perhaps recalling an event like a child falling ill where you had to think on your feet and take them to the doctor, or where you had to draw on your first aid experience to deal with a sudden injury.

You can also elaborate further on your special skills or creative abilities, let’s say getting the children involved with learning an additional language, teach them basic art concepts or how to play the piano.

Make sure to include the following details

  • The areas you can work in and whether you are willing to travel.
  • Also, mention the availability (hours and days), you have regarding full-time or part-time nanny positions
  • Written references are a must-have to improve your credibility, so don’t forget to add them as an addendum to your resume
  • Your GPA score is important, too, especially if the role requires you to do some impromptu tutoring or assist with homework.
  • If you can speak a second or a third language, list those as well.
  • Include your physical activity competencies and the sports that you play.

Nanny Career Summary

Parents can be very antsy about the personality traits of the nanny they are going to entrust their children to. Your resume needs to stand out among the rest of the applications. Keep your career summary brief and to the point.

Start your career summary with a little detail about your background and personality. Also, include one or two accomplishments in your summary. Then mention the degree that you are currently completing, if applicable or your most relevant certifications and diplomas related to the role of a Nanny. Your career summary should not be one size fits all paragraph. For example, if the job you are applying too highlights an energetic personality or a love for the outdoors and sports, use those phrases in your resume if you have that type of skill.

Example Nanny Career Summaries:

Career Summary 1

‘A caring and energetic Nanny with over four years of experience in a full-time role, with a passion for early childhood development activities and creative playtime initiatives. Currently, completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and certified in Water Safety, CPR and Advanced Driving Techniques.'

Career Summary 2

‘Reliable and trustworthy Nanny with proven results in improving the academic performance of children under her care. Adept in positive discipline techniques, Proficient in English, Spanish and French and a certified Child Development Associate.'

Career Summary 3

‘Patient and compassionate career Nanny with over 25 years of experience in childcare across the USA and Europe. Highly skilled in infant care, feeding techniques, sleep training, and activities to stimulate cognitive, social, and physical development. Qualified pediatric nurse and certified in Infant CPR and First Aid practices.'

Nanny Job Descriptions and Responsibilities

A parent or family representative would expect to see details regarding your main tasks and duties completed during previous nanny roles together with quantifying statements such as hours of work, ages of children, and so forth. Take your job description to the next level by including accomplishment statements in bold at the beginning of each job description

When listing previous Nanny experience, you would include the name of the family you were employed by, the dates of employment, together with the city and state.

It would help if you also listed each job in chronological order (at the top the most recent role).

Herewith a few generic Nanny job descriptions to help you get started


Live-In Nanny:

Ensured a physical activity streek for 300 days out of the year, which improved ball sense and fine motor activities by 45% according to the annual physical assessment report.

  • Responsible for twin girls aged 7 and on-call 24/7 due to the unstructured working hours of parents
  • Transport children to school, extracurricular activities, birthday parties, and play dates
  • Assist with extra math and numeracy lessons to improve the numerical ability
  • Take messages and respond to emails from the school on behalf of the parents
  • Provide morning, afternoon and evening meals and snacks
  • Give children their medication and take them to doctor physiotherapist and dentist appointments
  • Tidying up children's rooms and play areas
  • Do laundry, pack away the children’s clothes and organize their closets
  • Settling the children down in bed and reading bedtime stories
  • Maintain household equipment relating to the care of the children.
  • Take children for daily walks to the park
  • Do grocery shopping
Shared Nanny:

Taught all children under her care to play the piano and achieve a basic understanding of Spanish within the first 12 months of employment.

  • Serve as an on-call and short-term nanny for five families with Children in elementary school
  • Provide healthy snacks and afternoon meals
  • Take children to the swimming pool and the library
  • Run miscellaneous errands for the families
  • Provide the children with mental stimulation
  • Teach them basic Spanish
Summer Nanny:

Achieved a 100% score in the Child Development Associate program and a 90% average in the Kids Fitness Program Certification

  • Responsible for a boy (aged 4) and a girl (aged 3) during summer holiday periods
  • Prepare children for trips and play dates by helping them to pack their suitcases or backpacks
  • Waking children up in the morning and dress them for the day
  • Prepare breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks
  • Take children on age-appropriate outings like the petting zoo and dinosaur exhibition
  • Take children to play dates and supervise them during those times
  • Read stories and poems to them
  • Take the children swimming and teach them how to swim.
  • Do ad-hoc washing, drying, and ironing
  • Ensure they take their afternoon naps
  • Getting children ready for afternoon naps.
  • Engage in playing games, sports, and other age-appropriate leisure activities
  • Do grocery shopping for the family
Au pair watching her pupil draw

Nanny Education Section & Examples

The education section is an essential part of your Nanny resume. Prospective parents would want to see all the relevant certifications and qualifications you have completed relating to childcare.

Remember to mention current qualifications you busy completing too. Regarding courses and certifications, discretion and relevance must be considered. Think about what parents would be interested in hearing about, for instance, that you are a certified in Water Safety, have completed an Advanced Driving Course or special skills to care for infants.

Completed Post School Education should be listed as follows:

First, indicate the start date and completion date. Then follow with the name/title of the qualification/certification/courses/workshop. After that list, the institution name, city, and state. Here are some examples of qualifications:

Example 1:

2018 – Advanced Level Spanish, Rosetta Stone Academy, Arlington, VA

2016 – 2017 Higher National Diploma in Children’s Education, Aston College, CA

2015 – Professional Nanny Certification, English Nanny & Governess School, Chagrin Falls, OH

2014 – Certified Advanced Infant Caretaker, Newborn Care Specialist Association (NCSA)

2013 – Nanny Basic Skills Assessment, International Nanny Association (INA), Milwaukee, WI

2012 – Advanced Driving Course, American Automobile Association, Denver, CO

2011 – A-levels, Alice Lane Coventry School, MA

Example 2:

2018 – CPR certification, American Red Cross, FL

2017 – Water Safety Education, American Red Cross, FL

2016 – Child Development Associate (CDA), Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC

2015 – Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist Certification, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Online

2013-2014 Associates Degree in Education, University of Ohio, OH

Nanny Resume Skills Section

Being a Nanny requires specific hard skills, also called technical competencies. Just as necessary are the soft skills and personality traits. Parents will look for these on your resume to grade you as a potential fit for their kids amongst the other applicants. Incorporate a list of technical skills and soft skills in your Nanny resume.

Technical Skills Examples

Core Aptitudes: Advanced Spanish, Basic French, Meal Planning, Water Safety, Specialist Infant Care, Advanced & Defensive Driving, Intermediate Art, Piano, Violin, Singing, Cooking, Cleaning, Shopping, CPR, Advanced First Aid, Computer Literate, Homework Assistance, Special Needs Children’s Aid, Young Adult Care, Toddler Care, Sports, Potty Training, Diaper Changing, Positive Discipline

Soft Skill Examples

  • Playful
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Intelligent
  • Creative
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Time Management
  • Trustworthy
  • Patient
  • Organized
  • Empathy
  • Reliable
  • Decision-Making
  • Enthusiastic
  • Diplomatic
  • Crisis Management
  • Accountable
  • Energetic
  • Responsible
  • Multitasking

Qualifications/Certifications associated with Nanny's

  • CPR Certified
  • Driver's License
  • Nutrition and Cooking Courses
  • Water-Safety Certification
  • Special Needs Care Workshop
  • Positive Discipline Training
  • Professional Nanny Certification
  • Associate’s Degree in Ear;y Childhood Education
  • Advanced Driving Certificate
  • Kids Nutrition Specialist
  • Child Development Associate
  • Certified Children’s Fitness Specialist
  • Basic First Aid Course
  • Infant Care Certificate
  • INA Credentialed Nanny

Action Verbs for your Nanny Resume

  • Supporting
  • Scheduling
  • Assisting
  • Feeding
  • Problem-Solving
  • Cleaning
  • Entertaining
  • Preparing
  • Making
  • Communicating
  • Listening
  • Prioritizing
  • Providing
  • Giving
  • Answering
  • Transporting
  • Nurturing
  • Helping

Professional information of Nanny's

Sectors: Childcare, Education, Young Adult Care,
Career Type: Supervising, Caregiving, Helping Young Adult Care, Infant Care, Child Support
Person type: Helper, Assistant
Education levels: High School Diploma up to Bachelors Degree
Salary indication: $23k – $49k (*Glassdoor)
Labor market: Expected 7% growth between 2016 – 2026 (*Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Organizations: Parents, Families, After school Centers, Childcare Centers, Nanny Agencies

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