Nanny Resume Examples

Jobs for nannies, who are included in the category of child care workers, are expected to grow by 2%, which is approximately 27,700 jobs, from 2018-2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. One reason for this increase is that more and more families have both parents working (or are single parents) full time, and so they increasingly rely on the child care services that a nanny provides. Some nannies live with the family they work for, but others live elsewhere and drive to the family’s home each day.

Since the job market for nannies is so competitive, it’s important to have a strong resume to help you stand out from similar job applicants. Below, you’ll find downloadable resume examples for entry-level job seekers and those with multiple years of experience. You can also find tips on how to write a better resume and how to cater a resume to a specific job description.

Downloadable Resume Examples

No Experience

Example #1 No Experience

2-3 Years

Example #2 2-3 Years

5-10 Years

Example #3 5-10 Years

10+ Years

Example #4 10+ Years

Nanny Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • No Experience 0
  • 2-3 Years 2-3
  • 5-10 Years 5-10
  • 10+ Years 10+

Patricia Miller
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
123 Center Street Concord, MA 12345

Profile

Looking to apply my skill set, interests and qualifications to find a full-time nannying position. Hoping to apply knowledge acquired in my recently completed childhood development degree program, which is helping me to develop a solid understanding of children’s social, emotional and behavioral needs.

Key Skills

  • Solid understanding of children’s daily needs
  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic and creative
  • Familiar with setting boundaries and establishing routines

Education

Associate Degree, Childhood Development
Granite State College, Anytown, NH, 2018-present

Completed Courses:

  • Literacy for Young Children
  • Introduction to Childhood Development
  • Language Acquisition
  • Child Health and Safety

High School Diploma
Concord High School, Concord, NH, 2014-2018

  • Courses included home economics and beginner’s babysitter course

Maria Jakes
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
123 Main Street, Boston, MA 12345

Profile

Motivated professional with a background in early childhood education and childcare. Adept at creating engaging activities for children that incorporate learning through play and strengthen cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral skills. Organized, capable and successful at working in collaborative environments.

Key Skills

  • Caring for multiple children at once
  • Early childhood development
  • Good practical knowledge of feeding, bathing and cleaning small children
  • Friendly attitude
  • Keeps children engaged with a variety of activities

Education

Associate’s Degree, Early Childhood Education
St. Joseph’s College, Boston, MA, September 2012-June 2014

Completed coursework directly related to:

  • Early childhood education
  • Including child psychology
  • Childhood development, language development
  • Beginning literacy
  • Science for young children

Professional Experience

Nanny, The Dupre Family, Wellesley, MA
July 2018-September 2019

  • Supervised three children while parents were at work or on vacation
  • Prepared meals with balanced nutrition
  • Maintained a tidy house by sweeping, vacuuming and doing laundry
  • Engaged children with fun activities
  • Picked up kids from school and took them to after-school activities
  • Walked family dog daily
  • Administered minor first aid to injured or sick children

Helen Barrett
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
123 Main Street, Boston, MA 12345

Profile

Motivated, dependable nanny with a strong background in early childhood development and childcare. Valued by client families for warmth, professionalism and dedication to the job. Capable of organizing children’s daily schedules, including meals, school and recreational activities. Proficient at communicating with children at different developmental stages.

Professional Experience

Live-in Nanny, The Brown Family, Boston, MA
September 2015-Present

  • Care for two girls, ages 6 and 9.
  • Prepare and serve meals with balanced nutrition, ensuring food safety for 9-year old’s wheat allergy
  • Organize fun, educational games and activities, both indoors and outdoors
  • Run errands, including grocery shopping and dry cleaning pick-up
  • Met with parents regularly to go over changes in weekly schedules or discuss upcoming events

Nanny, The Johnson Family, Newton, MA
September 2013-August 2015

  • Cared for 3 boys, ages 2, 5 and 7
  • Engaged kids in entertaining and educational activities to drive emotional, social and behavioral development
  • Took frequent walks to the local park
  • Drove kids to and from school and to after-school activities and playdates
  • Prepared and served dinners according to parents’ requests

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education
UNH, September 2009-June 2013

  • Completed all required coursework and practicums for a bachelor’s in elementary education
  • Included part-time student teaching in kindergarten classroom

Key Skills

  • Strong work ethic
  • Time management
  • Quick thinking under pressure
  • Family-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Create activities that let children learn through play

Certifications

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Valid Driver’s License

Katie Johnson
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
123 Main Street, Portsmouth, NH 12345

Profile

Devoted and reliable nanny with 12 years of experience who offers live-in or live-out flexibility. Provides loving care and attention while making sure to meet educational and disciplinary goals for each child. Skilled in creating and maintaining routines, following through on commitments and organizing schedules in collaboration with parents.

Professional Experience

Full-Time Nanny, The Smith Family, Rye, NH
August 2010-Present

  • Care for 2 boys, ages 5 and 9
  • Help children complete homework assignments nightly
  • Prepare and serve daily meals with balanced nutrition and being mindful of food allergies
  • Coordinate field trips to local parks, museums and zoos
  • Safely transport kids to and from school, medical appointments, playdates and extra-curricular activities
  • Perform light housekeeping duties

Full-Time Nanny, The Cross Family, Newington, NH
July 2008-August 2010

  • Cared for 3 girls, ages 4, 8, and 10
  • Provided homework assistance for 8 & 10-year-old
  • Safely drove kids to recreational activities, playdates and medical appointments
  • Prepared and served snacks and dinner based on parents’ wishes
  • Performed light housework, including washing dishes, laundry and vacuuming
  • Held individualized “book clubs” with each child to enhance their understanding of books

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, English Literature
UNH, September 2004-June 2008

Key Skills

  • Family-oriented
  • Reliable
  • Emotionally supportive
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of children’s literature

Certifications

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Valid Driver’s License

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Nanny Resumes

Highlighting key skills and appropriate action verbs is important when you’re looking for a nannying position. For many jobs, hiring managers and applicant tracking systems (ATS) look for certain keywords when filtering out job applicants.

For nannying jobs, families probably won’t be using ATS, but if you apply to a nannying agency, for instance, they might, and even a family looking over your resume may find a list of scannable skills and action verbs useful.

Below are two lists: one of key skills and the other action verbs, which you should try to include in the content of your nanny resume.

Key Skills
Adaptable caregiver Communication skills
Dependable Emotionally supportive
Family-oriented First Aid and CPR Certified
Organized Reliable
Responsible driver
Action Verbs
Administer Care
Clean Coordinate
Create Dress
Engage Help
Implement Lead
Maintain Model
Observe Offer
Organize Perform
Prepare Promote
Provide Read
Spark Supervise
Support Taught
Transport

Tips for Writing a Better Nanny Resume

Highlight educational achievements related to children or education

If you’ve obtained a college degree or other certification related to children, teaching or childhood development, definitely make sure to highlight it on your resume. While many nannies may have varied backgrounds or degrees, if you have one or are working on one in education, it’s relevant to obtaining a nannying position because it relates directly to your ability to understand children’s development and how they think, behave and socialize.

Example #1

Good


Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education
Lesley University, 2009-2013

  • Excelled at planning lessons pertaining to language development
  • Completed coursework in child development and child psychology
  • Planned activities designed to foster children’s social skills

Bad


Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education
Lesley University, 2009-2013

Example #2

Good


Master’s Degree, Children’s Literature
Southern New Hampshire University, 2010-2012

  • Applied high-level analysis to children’s literature in multiple genres — fantasy, folklore, realistic fiction, nonfiction and picture books
  • Created lesson plans centered around a children’s book or series of books
  • Learned how to integrate children’s literature into other subjects

Bad


Master’s Degree, Children’s Literature
Southern New Hampshire University, 2010-2012

Include specific certifications relevant to a nannying position

One of the most important things parents or nannying agencies look for are safety certifications. Since you’ll be essentially responsible for the well-being and safety of multiple children, it’s a good idea to highlight your certifications in first aid and CPR, if you have them. This means you can perform simple healing tasks for injuries or emergencies before having to call for help. Make sure to provide relevant details, such as when the certification expires and when it was obtained. Keep in mind the length of time certifications are valid varies from state to state, so make sure to phrase it in a way that’s relevant for your location.

Example #1

Good


Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • First obtained March 2012, renewed every 2 years

Bad


First Aid/CPR Certified

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Families searching for a nanny, whether their kids are school-age, infants or preschoolers, are looking for child care professionals who meet their needs, and to find a capable nanny, they have to search through multiple applications. Including skills and experience on your resume that mirror what’s included in the job description you’re responding to is an easy way to bolster your credentials and help you stand out from the competition.

If you’re not sure what skills and experience to feature, look at the wording in the job description. Usually, the most important requirements are listed first or they may be mentioned more than once. Compare the job description to your resume, and make sure your resume describes how you can handle the job’s key responsibilities and whether your resume addresses specific skills mentioned in the description.

Example Nanny Job Description


Looking for a dependable, energetic individual to care for two children, ages 6 and 8 years old. To be considered, you must have at least one year of nannying experience. This position requires house cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, shopping for groceries, driving to and from activities and running errands as needed. Excellent driving record is essential along with a dependable vehicle with proof of insurance. Must be able to create a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment for young children.

Responsibilities:

  • House cleaning
  • Meal preparation and serving
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Driving children to/from school and activities
  • Laundry tasks
  • Create a stimulating, nurturing environment for young children
  • Run errands (dry cleaning, shopping)
  • Manage children’s day-to-day schedules
  • Assist children with homework in an engaged, interesting manner

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of prior nannying experience required
  • Relevant degree (associate, bachelor’s or master’s) in early childhood education, elementary education or early childhood development preferred
  • Excellent driving record with no violations or accidents within the last 3 years
  • Dependable vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Good organizational skills

According to this job description, the ideal job applicant should have the following qualities and/or experience:

  • Dependable, energetic
  • One year of nannying experience
  • Excellent driving record
  • Safe, nurturing environment for children
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Run errands
  • Assist children with homework
  • Proof of car insurance
  • Organizational skills

Next, you can take what you highlighted from the job description and make sure to include your experience and skills that match. Below is an example of how to incorporate this into your resume:

Nanny Work Experience Example


Full-Time Nanny, The Smith Family, Canton, OH
March 2014-Present

  • Organize children’s day-to-day schedules
  • Care for multiple children
  • Create a safe, nurturing environment
  • Shop for weekly groceries and prepare meals
  • Assist children with nightly homework
  • Run errands, such as dry cleaning pickup and light shopping for household items