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Job Requirements for Working as A Nanny

Experience

Although there are many nanny jobs available which don't require previous childcare experience, there are also several positions for which you will need previous references.

Many new nannies are faced with the problem of gaining child care experience before getting their ideal nannying job. "It's difficult to get a job when I don't have any child care experience, but I can't get any child care experience until a family hires me!"

A solution that we recommend which has worked for many nannies, is to volunteer some of your time to a charity which provides care for children in need, such as orphans and abandoned or abused children. There are many of these organisations in Canada that will happily accept any assistance that a candidate is willing to provide. You can find one by asking friends and family, or searching the internet to find one which is close to home and also deals with issues which are close to your heart.

Not only will you experience the joy of seeing the benefits your care and companionship provides to children in need, but you will also be able to build valuable child care references that will greatly aid you in finding your ideal nannying position.

Own Car and Drivers Licence

Many families in Canada require their nannies to assist them with transport for their children, so most nannying jobs have own car and driver's licence as a requirement. However you will also find several positions, such as live-in or babycare positions, for which having your own car will not be a requirement.

Childcare Qualifications

Ask us for information about available childcare courses such as first aid for children and infants.