Finding a new role can be a stressful task, especially if you are unsure of how to apply for nanny jobs, so we have put together some ideas which we hope will help you during your search.

Think about your priorities

Before you start applying for nanny jobs, it is important to know exactly what it is that you are looking for in terms of tasks, hours, pay and benefits, so it is vital that you think about your priorities before you start putting yourself forward for roles.

Knowing what you want from your job will help you to apply for relevant roles rather than wasting yours and the family’s time by enquiring about positions which do not pay as much as you’d like, offer the hours you want to work or include tasks that you don’t want to do.

By thinking about your priorities you can focus your job search so that you put all of your energy into applying for vacancies that are perfect for you, rather than diving straight in and trying to show interest in every role on offer.

Pay attention

When you apply for nanny jobs you need to pay attention to detail to ensure that you are putting yourself across in the best possible way and that you are only showing interest in vacancies which are suitable for you.

For example, when you are writing your nanny profile, updating your CV or putting together a cover letter, you must proofread it many times so that you are sure that you have spelt everything right and that your use of grammar and punctuation is correct.

This is not necessarily because families are looking for a nanny with perfect English skills, but more to show that you have put time and effort into your job application, which shows how seriously you are taking the application process.

It is also important to pay attention when reading through job descriptions to ensure that you only apply for roles which are suitable for you and are in line with your priorities.

Write a great profile

If you have decided to apply for jobs through a nanny agency it is vital that you write a great profile so that you show your best self to anyone who may be interested in hiring you.

Try to think about things that you may have done in your education or career which will help to make you a great nanny as anything a little bit different will help you to stand out among other applicants. It is also a nice idea to include information about why you are passionate about working with children as this will give your profile a personal human touch.

Communicate in a professional manner

When you get to the point in your job search where you are communicating with families who are showing interest in hiring you, it is important that you communicate in a professional manner to show how serious and committed you are.

Try to respond in a timely manner when possible, read any communications that are sent via email or letter thoroughly before you answer and always spellcheck your responses in the same way as your CV and applications.

You want to make a great first impression and the best way to do this is through strong communication which shows that you are organised, capable and efficient. Finding a nanny is often stressful for parents who would much rather spend the quality time with their children rather than hiring childcare, so by being a fantastic candidate who communicates well, you will be able to put them at ease and make their task a much easier one.

If you would like additional information about how to apply for nanny jobs or have any questions about completing an application form with Christian Nannies, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.