How to Nail Your Nanny Resume

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Writing a killer resume can be a daunting task...
but don't worry! We are here to help!

At Your Happy Nest we meet with hundreds of nannies each year and help them find great jobs.
Our clients entrust us to provide the best caregivers available, so we know
what an awesome nanny resume and portfolio look like.

Let's take it step by step …

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Step 1: Keep your resume on one page, if possible. Easy, neat and clean.

Your name, phone number, address and email address should be placed at the top of the page. *TIP: You should have a professional email address for your job search. ( is an example of an unprofessional email address)

Step 2: Your mission statement should come next.

This statement should be 1 to 3 sentences and state who you are and what you are looking for. Example: "Professional nanny with 6 years of experience in search of a full-time nanny position. Available to start August 2017. Willing to relocate."

Step 3: List your nanny positions in chronological order.

Starting with your most recent position, list several of your nanny or babysitting positions.  Use the same format for listing each position. Include the family's last name, dates worked for the family, ages of the children when you started with the family, if any new children were born while you were with the family, household responsibilities, activities you did with children and any other relevant information such as overnight care, travel, and if you transported children in your own vehicle.

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If you don't have a lot of nanny experience, you can also list other childcare related positions such as families you have babysat for long term, volunteer work you have done with children, working in church nursery programs, etc.

Step 4: List education, degrees, and certifications.

Use this section of your resume to show all of your certifications (CPR, First Aid, National Nanny Training Day attendee, INA credentials, etc.)  If you would like more information on how to obtain certifications that will look great on your resume, contact your YHN placement provider.

Step 5: "References available upon request."

This is the sentence you want to place at the bottom of your resume. Your references could get tired of being called too often, so only give out their information to families or agencies you are actively interested in and interviewing with.

Step 6: Proofread, proofread, proofread.

Make sure your final resume draft does not have any typos or grammatical errors, then have one or two friends or a nanny agency look over it to catch any mistakes you may have missed.  And always, ALWAYS use spell check!