What makes a good nanny job description?

Having a good nanny job description/advert is the only way to attract excellent candidates, so take your time in writing one. The description should cover the nannies duties, responsibilities and should also include the skills or qualifications you require from candidates. If you have previously employed a nanny you may already have an idea of what you are looking for in terms of skills, experience, age or even personality. It is important to speak to friends for advice and discuss with your partner about the type of person who would work best in your home. A good nanny match makes all the difference, and if both you and your nanny are happy together, the relationship should be long lasting. What you write will resonate with a specific type of nanny so it is important to give the description some thought.

  • ages of children (it is not a good idea to put your children’s names on the advert)
  • sole charge (nanny has full responsibility) or shared care (shared care with you or your partner)
  • location of employment
  • salary/pay guidelines
  • details of the job and duties
  • details of any cooking/housekeeping required
  • extra babysitting required?
  • driving license
  • first aid training
  • DBS certificate

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