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How Do I Become a Nanny?

As childcare becomes an increasing need, many people have found that it is a perfect work opportunity. So if you are interested in becoming a nanny, below is what you need to get started?
  1. Nanny Job Requirements

    There are no requirements for certification or training to be a nanny in any state. However, one basic requirement is that you should be at least 18. Many nanny agencies will not accept you unless you are at least 20. You must also be a U.S. citizen. Even though many undocumented workers become nannies, it is technically illegal and can lead to problems when the parents file their taxes.
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  2. Nanny Qualifications

    Several things might either qualify you or disqualify you from being a nanny. First, if you have a criminal record as a sex offender or a history of abusing children, you should never work in this field. Thankfully, most employers or nanny agencies are wise enough to do a basic background check. It is always helpful if you have basic domestic skills and have worked with children in the past. If you have post-high school education, you are also more qualified.

  3. How To Find Nanny Employment

    It is sometimes possible for nannies to find jobs through personal connections, but people are increasingly turning to the internet for a nanny. This means that it is very helpful to get a placement through nanny agencies. Search for a local agency that has strict requirements for the nannies they accept they usually are able to place you with better families that offer higher wages.
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  4. Who interviews me?

    If you find employment independently you will be interviewed by the family. Working through an agency, however, you can expect to be interviewed first by the agency and sometimes by the family as well.

  5. How do I prepare for an interview?

    You should always come to an interview well-dressed. It is also wise to think through basic questions about your childcare (discipline, education) and your own job expectations (hours, pay, communication). Most importantly, recognize that the interview is a two-way process. You need to know that your potential employer is a good match for you as much as the converse. If suspect that it will be hard to work with someone, recognize that fact and look for a different opportunity rather than taking the job. You will want to preserve good job references for the future.

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