Find Your Nanny a Job
Welcome to the Mommybites “Help Your Nanny Find a Job” page! You’re here because you want the very best for your nanny and, most importantly, want to help find your awesome nanny a new job. So now what?
A. Use your connections and social networks (via Facebook, class lists, etc.) to start letting friends and family know your nanny is looking for a job. Let people know why she is leaving your family (you’re moving, your kids are older, etc. so that people know she is leaving under good circumstances).
It’s also helpful to know when she can start her new job, her past work experience, time/years with your family, list if she has first aid/CPR certifications, will work weekends, if she drives and any personal details that will highlight her skill sets. Invite people to pass along your message if they know anyone who is looking for a nanny.
B. You can extend the search by listing your nanny on Meetup groups, agency sites in your area or on community websites (e.g., many apartment buildings have online “community boards” where residents can share news and services that are emailed to other residents).
C. If you live in the NYC/NJ area, Mommybites has our own nanny board where you can list your nanny. This board has been established for over 8 years and has connected hundreds of nannies with families for full- and part-time positions. Here are few of the many nannies that parents have listed.
Help your nanny be prepared for meeting and interviewing with potential families. Here are a few resources you can share with your nanny:
Nannies interested in creating/updating their CVs (resumes)
Nanny’s guide to creating a portfolio of past work and certificates
Encourage your nanny to make sure all of her first aid/CPR qualifications are up to date
Once she has some interviews lined up and/or finds a new job, help your nanny get off to the best possible start with her potential and/or new family. Here are some resources you can share with her:
Nanny expert, Tammy Gold, created a list of questions for parents to ask nannies during an interview. It may be useful for nannies to know and think about how they would respond to some of these questions that are typically asked during an interview. Here are some other typical questions that are asked
It may be beneficial if your nanny knows about traditional nanny contracts that we encourage all families to create.
Once in the new home, it may be useful for your nanny to think about household safety. Here is a nanny check list of managing risks around the house.