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5 Nanny Resume Examples That Work In 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: January 16, 2021
Nanny resume example with 4+ years of experience

The average job seeker applies to 74 jobs before landing a new one.

You're the person everyone calls when they have a question about raising their child. Kids love to be around you.

You're an excellent nanny. So you shouldn't also have to be great at writing a resume.

We've spoken to hundreds of nannies across the country, and compiled these 5 examples which follow the best practices for 2021.

These 5 resume samples have gotten real nannies real jobs in 2021. Use them as a starting point and reference for what to do and what to avoid. Nothing is scarier than staring at a blank page!

Nanny Resume

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Nanny resume example

Why this resume works

  • Most nanny jobs have two kinds of certifications that are absolutely required: CPR and driver's license. Even if you don't drive, having a valid government-issues ID is one way families make sure you're credible.
  • Nannies are expected to perform a lot of duties, so when discussing your experience make sure to include everything. This resume does a solid job of painting a picture of the breadth of the work (Spanish, homework, housekeeping, etc). Don't assume a potential family knows everything you can do.
  • This resume does a good job of using color without overdoing it. Color here is used to accent the resume and make it stand out, not to overwhelm.

Full Time Nanny Resume

Full Time Nanny resume example

Why this resume works

  • The state of California requires that all nannies are Trustline certified. It acts as a repository of verified nannies that have cleared criminal background checks. Check if the state you're working in/ interested in working in requires certification. Likewise, if you have a certification then don't forget to include it in your resume!
  • Education requirements vary from job to job. However, if you're interested in college and thinking about what you might like to study,  our data suggests that the most common college major for nannies is psychology.
  • The path to becoming a nanny isn't always a straight line. This resume does a very solid job of talking about non-nanny work experience in a way that demonstrates dedication and professionalism.

Professional Nanny Resume

Professional Nanny resume example

Why this resume works

  • If you don't have a college degree, then that's perfectly okay! There are nanny jobs throughout the country that require only a high school diploma or G.E.D. Be sure to explicitly mention that highest level of education you've attained on your resume.
  • CPR certification (a requirement for nearly all nanny positions) lasts only 2 years before requiring re-certification. So make sure you mention the year you were last certified on your resume.
  • 99.9% of all nanny resumes should be 1 page or less (excluding references, cover letters, etc). If you resume is longer than that our data suggests you're 32% less likely to get an interview. It's that important!

Infant Nanny Resume

Infant Nanny resume example

Why this resume works

  • If you decide to include a resume objective in your resume (the 2 sentences at the top of the page), then you should try to customize it for each job you apply to. Try to read the job description thoroughly, then try to mirror it's language in the objective.
  • It's commonly understood that nanny's are absolutely integral to the families they help. However, to make this crystal clear you should demonstrate the impact of your work experience. A rule-of-thumb to accomplish this is to start each bullet point off with a strong action word ("Organized", "Performed", "Maintained", etc. in the resume above).

Special Needs Nanny Resume

Special Needs Nanny resume example

Why this resume works

  • Nannies are required to have a whole range of skills. The resume skills section of your resume should be as specific as possible without being overwhelming. As a special needs nanny, you should include the kinds of special needs you have experience with whenever possible.
  • You should only include a hobbies and interests section on your resume if you're a little short on relevant work experience or if you participate in an activity directly related to your work. In this resume, organizing a meetup for people on the autism spectrum demonstrates commitment to the work at hand.
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