7 Steps to Help Your Nanny Find a New Job

Baltimore’s Child has partnered with Mommybites to offer Maryland families the opportunity to find trusted nannies. 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 our nanny board is the go-to resource for families looking for nannies or to help find your nanny a job or childcare position.

In an effort to ensure our board is of the highest standards, we have consulted with numerous child care, parenting and nanny placement experts. Below is just one of the articles on our site created By Tammy Gold, founder of Tammy Gold nanny agency, on tips parents can share with your nanny or many to help find your nanny a job!

  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 has to contain: Name/ Dates of Jobs With Children, Names/Dates of School/Training

  1. GATHER REFERENCE LETTERS, CERTIFICATIONS, CPR, FIRST AID

The more documents you have the better. Ask former employers to write a letter of reference, take photos of Baby Training Courses, CPR, First Aid Cards.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. GO ON AN UNPAID INTERVIEW

Meet the family and see if it matches your professional capabilities and personal needs.

  1. 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.

  1. OFFER / CONTRACT PHASE

The family will make you a formal written offer. Then you and the family will go over the job agreement so that you are both in agreement. When you begin the job you will communicate the training needed to begin the job.

 

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