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