Being a Nanny

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Nanny qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 2 years of verifiable childcare experience
  • At least 3 references from previous or current employers
  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certified, or willing to obtain
  • Pass screening process which includes criminal background check and driving record check
  • Checking or savings account for direct deposit of paycheck
  • Valid driver's license with reliable transportation

Preferred traits

  • Love for children
  • Positive attitude
  • Nurturing and patient
  • Passion for working with children
  • Active and involved
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Fun-loving and playful
  • Skilled and patient

Screening process

  • Online application
  • Phone interview
  • Childcare resume submission
  • Reference checks
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Background screening
  • Hiring interview
  • Employee training
  • CPR/First aid training

Photo credit: Greer A. Meagher