Letting a nanny go? Help her find a new family and expand her career as a nanny with these tips from Tammy Gold, founder of Tammy Gold nanny agency.
Since 2006, the Mommybites Nanny Board has connected thousands of full- and part-time nannies with wonderful families like yours. All the nannies listed on our board have built-in parent references, all easily searchable by location, hours, skill sets, etc. – which is why the Mommybites nanny board is the go-to resource for families in the greater New York City area looking for nannies or to help find your nanny a job or childcare position.
Share these tips with your beloved nanny that will not only help her find the right fit with her next family, but also set her apart as a savvy professional in her field.
1. Prepare and Search
Prepare your resume or work history document related to childcare. Families need to see something that details your professional experience, education, and background. It does not have to be fancy or long. It must contain: Name, Dates of Jobs With Children, Names/Dates of School/Training.
2. Gather Reference Letters, Certifications, CPR, First Aid
The more documents you have, the better. Ask former employers to write a letter of reference, and take photos of Baby Training Courses, CPR, and First Aid Cards.
3. Look for Jobs
In addition to posting on places like the Mommybites Nanny Board and Facebook you can also contact agencies — or ask friends, relatives, etc.
4. Make Contact With Selected Families
Conduct a phone screening call or email to: 1. Learn the job requirements and 2. Schedule an in-person meeting.
5. Go on Unpaid Interviews
Meet each family and see if they match your professional capabilities and personal needs.
6. Arrange a Paid Trial
Ask the family to compensate you for one or two days to “see if it is a match.” Ask the families what they believe would be an acceptable trial compensation and if you agree, do the job as a trial to see how you feel about working with them.
7. Offer / Contract Phase
The family will make you a formal written offer. Then you and the family will go over the job contract so that you are both in agreement about your job duties. When you begin in your new role, you will communicate the training needed to begin in your new job.
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