A nanny resume should showcase your qualifications, experience, and skills relevant to the job of caring for children. Funny how many candidates will reach out to us and let us know they have been a nanny for over 20 years yet they have no resume and then argue with us that they have never needed one before. Well, anyone who would like an opportunity to meet our families must have a proper resume. And anyone who is interested in what components should be on it, please continue reading. However, don’t be surprised if you don’t get a call back from a reputable nanny agency if you have things on your resume that are not childcare related. Here are the key components to include on your nanny resume, keeping in mind, everything on your nanny resume should be childcare focused.
1. Contact Information:
– Your full name
– Phone number
– Email address
– City and state of residence
2. Objective Statement (optional):
– A brief, one or two-sentence statement summarizing your career goals and your commitment to providing quality childcare.
3. Summary of Qualifications:
– Highlight your relevant skills, such as childcare experience, certifications, and any special abilities like CPR/First Aid training or a driver’s license.
4. Professional Experience:
– List your work history, starting with your most recent or current position. Include the following details for each job:
– Job title (e.g., Nanny, Babysitter)
– Dates of employment
– Name of the family or employer
– City and state where you worked
– Description of your responsibilities and accomplishments. Be specific about the age of the children you cared for, any educational or developmental activities you facilitated, and any other relevant tasks.
– Mention your highest level of education, any relevant courses, or certifications related to childcare. Include the name of the institution, the degree or certification earned, and the graduation date.
– Highlight your relevant skills and abilities, such as:
– Childcare skills
– Cooking and meal preparation
– Homework help and tutoring
– Transportation and driving
– CPR/First Aid certification
– Multilingual abilities (if applicable)
– You can include references or mention that they are available upon request. Be sure to inform your references that they may be contacted by potential employers.
8. Optional Sections (if applicable):
– Awards or recognitions
– Special training or courses related to childcare
– Languages spoken
– Hobbies or interests that relate to caring for children
– Use a clean and professional layout.
– Keep your resume concise, ideally one page in length.
– Use bullet points for easy readability.
– Use a legible font and a professional tone.
Tailor your resume to the specific job you’re applying for, highlighting the aspects of your experience and skills that match the family’s needs. Additionally, always proofread your resume to eliminate typos and errors, as attention to detail is essential when caring for children.