If you think that becoming a nanny is an easy task in England or abroad, let’s go through this text, it might convince you otherwise.
Being a nanny is one of the loveliest jobs in the world if you like children – but applying for a professional nanny position in England or abroad is itself a demanding job. This is justified since you are the ones who need to take care of, raise, and educate someone else’s children.
What do you need in order to be an effective nanny to English and international clients?
Why DBS check and what is it?
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check is a comprehensive check required by law which includes:
Register within an agency
The best way to find a good and safe nanny job is to register with a childcare agency, which is usually free of charge. They will require from you the items stated above: Proof of DBS check, passport or other ID, education diplomas or certificates, previous experience, and your CV.
What is important for a nanny in the UK?
As well as the requirements stated above, a nanny in England should be punctual and well presented. Also, it is expected that she or he takes responsibility for the development and safety of a child. Nannies’ duties are usually children’s laundry, cleaning their room and toys, and frequently, preparation of meals for children. You should be aware that your duties will include visits to a doctor, accompanying children to and from school, and to music or dance lessons. If you know how to play an instrument or do certain sports, you will be looked on favourably by your future employer.
Even though you are not a native Brit, your nanny services are just as in demand since, in the UK there are many families who want their children to have a nanny from their country. Just make sure that your level of English is good.
What is important for a British nanny abroad?
It is always advisable to be very cautious when applying for a position abroad. Before accepting any job offer, you should do some research on your potential employer.
A nanny is more than just a babysitter
General guidelines for choosing a nanny in England or abroad are the following:
What kind of nanny positions can you opt for?
Before registering for a nanny position, first think how many hours you would like to work during the week. These positions are applicable to nannies both in the UK and internationally. Depending on the hours you prefer, you can be:
Attend some childcare related courses
Attending a course will improve your chances of being chosen by parents. It is well known that families prefer candidates who have completed a course. Whether the courses are online or live, it is a great way to become a professional nanny. Certified childcare training and education will be welcomed by parents and your CV will be considered ahead of others.
Also, early childhood education and care diplomas are in high demand, so don’t think that participating in a college course is a waste of time. Education plus experience are the winning combination.
If you want to work with children as a nanny, be ready to put a lot of effort into becoming a professional and certified one. In the end, your work will be worth it!