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Nanny Resume Example & Writing Guide

  • Why use this nanny resume example?
  • How to write a nanny resume
  • Which key skills are relevant to a nanny resume?
  • Nanny resume example

Being a nanny is rarely as dramatic or magical as pop culture would suggest. The job of a nanny, however, is highly demanding and full of many responsibilities. Parents who want their children to be well-cared for while they’re away will seek out nannies with strong qualifications and even stronger professional standards. A well-written nanny resume like the template below helps you advertise those aforementioned qualities and standards so you can stand out from the crowd of other nannies to be.

Why use this nanny resume example?

If you’re a professional nanny who needs to update their resume for their job search, the following resume template has an easily modified layout you can tweak to your needs. The sample text for the summary and job descriptions also contains phrases and tones you can freely borrow to describe your own experiences.

The three fictional work experiences listed in this resume deftly describe the different kinds of gigs a professional nanny can be hired for: fostering/looking after infants and children, fostering their growth through engagement and education, and so on. The lead fake job description in particular has clear and detailed descriptions of the more technically intensive duties a nanny can perform: managing households/household budgets, organizing events and staff, etc. If you’re applying for a nanny job posted by a well-to-do family, these specific skills are well worth mentioning in your own custom resume.

How to write a nanny resume

If you choose to create a new nanny resume by re-working the template below, there are a few details to keep in mind:

First, the boilerplate text in the opening summary, discussing a hypothetical nanny's reliability and knack for scheduling, can be used to accurately describe a wide variety of nanny and childcare positions. To tweak this summary and make it your own, you don’t have to rewrite it from scratch. Instead, spice up this summary with specific statements about professional values and strengths that are true to your actual work experience. For instance:  

  • Your passion for keeping children safe, happy, and engaged

  • How you build authoritative, trust-based relations with children and house residents

  • How you communicate with clients to identify and fulfill specialized needs

After listing your areas of expertise in bullet-point form, use the professional experiences section of the resume template to describe your past nanny jobs in order from most recent to least recent. The first paragraph of each job description should describe your day-to-day responsibilities in this position; any special accomplishments or one-off projects you completed for a client should be listed in bullet points below.

If you worked with clients through a professional nanny agency, you can list the agency’s name next to the job title of the job entry. If you worked as a freelance/self-employed nanny, you can put titles such as “PRIVATE CLIENT” where the company title would normally go.

Any past jobs of yours from 10+ years ago should be listed (without dates) in your resume’s additional experience section. After the college/university degrees listed in your nanny resume’s education section, you can also add a licenses & certification section to list niche qualifications such as state nanny licenses or CPR certification.

Which key skills are relevant to a nanny resume?

List key nanny skills like the following in your resume’s Areas of Expertise Section:

  • Childcare/nanny services

  • Household it equipment

  • Facilities maintenance

  • Estate management

  • Residence management

  • Budget management

  • Calendaring & scheduling

  • Time management

  • Nutritional science

  • Enrichment activities

  • Tutoring/home schooling

Nanny resume example


Summary example

Exceptionally efficient, reliable, and trustworthy Nanny. Skilled in prioritizing and executing multiple schedules, projects, events, and oversight duties simultaneously while maintaining discretion and privacy for high-profile families with young children. Instrumental to empowering executives and their families to confidently delegate household management, focus on quality of life, and re-capture equilibrium and joy.

Employment history example

Lead Nanny and Household Manager for ABC Family Services LLC. New York City, NY.

2020 - 2023

Directed all administrative and housekeeping support for dual-property household; managed $.5M annual budget and seven employees, including nannies, housekeepers, chef, and drivers. Managed all correspondence and telephone communications. Coordinated the lady of the house’s calendar, itineraries, and meals; the gentleman’s wardrobe, luggage, packing, and personal items; and the children’s calendars and drivers. Organized parties/events and maintained inventory control of china / silver / wine cellar. Administered payroll tracking and accounts payable; spearheaded expense discrepancy resolution.

  • Maintained an organized system for providing childcare within client’s multiple homes. Created a safe and nurturing environment for the children; provided daily progress reports to include schedule of activities, behaviors, meals, and naps.

  • Solely organized a 100+ guest party; received high praise from household principals for outstanding execution.

  • Hired and trained new house manager / staff, ensured seamless furniture move, and directed designers in property / household setup in Miami Beach in preparation for family’s permanent relocation.

Nanny for a Private Client. New York City, NY.

2018 - 2020

Provided superior care for and supervision of infant and toddler. Enhanced children's physical, emotional, and social well-being by organizing activities to nurture their growth. Fostered communication skill development through reading and storytelling.

  • Ensured the safety and well-being of the children. 

  • Monitored child's life-threatening food allergy, ensuring quick access to EpiPen if needed.

Education example

Associate Degree in Business Administration at Nassau Community College. Garden City, NY.

Skills example

  • Calendaring & Scheduling

  • Residence Management

  • Budget Management

  • Childcare / Nanny Services

  • Household IT Equipment

  • Facilities Maintenance

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Coleman Gailloreto

A Chicago-based writer and freelance translator. Seeks to prepare his readers for the next renaissance or apocalypse, whichever comes first. Experienced at creating incisive feature articles, professional product reviews, informative interviews, and quality resumes/cover letters.

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