CV’s for Nannies, made easy…. Our handy Nanny CV template.

Nobody likes writing a CV….
Writing a great CV can seem like a significant and time-consuming task, especially when all of the templates and advice available on the web are office role focused

Absolute childcare reject an average of 150 CV’s per Job post daily – so its REALLY important that your CV looks great and stands out.

The top 3 reason that a CV ends up in the trash can are:
Current location not specified
Spelling mistakes
CV not up to date…

To help you increase your chances of finding your perfect role – we’ve put together a handy free CV template specifically for nannies:

Full Name
Address
Telephone number and Email

Personal statement
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This is where you right a little about yourself: Who are you? What do you have to offer? What are you aiming for in your career? Stand out from the crowd and give your CV a little personality.

A professional and qualified nanny with over 10 years’ experience and impeccable references.
I am a warm and nurturing nanny with experience caring for children from 6 months to 9 years.
I am highly organised and efficient in my duties and understand the importance of reliability and punctuality. I love the freedom of working as a Nanny, as every day is a new adventure that we can embrace, be it a walk in the park to find fairies, a quiet time reading together or building a fortress in the garden! I believe that children thrive when they feel loved, happy and secure and this is my core focus, with lots of fun and laughter thrown in too.
I have recent experience weaning and potty training children in my care and have helped children transition into school with ease.

Due to redundancy, I am now seeking a new full time daily role, where I can stay long term and develop a bond and connection with the family.

Key Skills
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Make them relevant to the role you are applying. For example, customer service experience or Microsoft office is not relevant for a nanny role.

• NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education (1998)
• Ofsted registered
• Fully qualified in Paediatric first aid (April 2018)
• Full and clean driving licence
• EYFS trained.
• Fluent in English, Spanish and French
• Piano (Grade 8)

Employment History
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When it comes to your employment history – write in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent jobs coming at the top. This is one of the most common mistakes seen.
Then, use your work experience to demonstrate your relevant skills and abilities. But don’t just focus on your daily duties; you should also talk about the accomplishments and achievements you gained from each role, for example sleep trained a fractious baby, transitioned a baby from bottle to cup, weaning, potty training, transitioning children into nursery or school, taught a child to swim, overcame fussy eating, taught a child to read, etc

Sole charge Nanny, J Blogs family, Twickenham.
(April 2011 – Present)

Achievements and responsibilities:
Sole charge nanny for two little girls, aged 2 and 4 years at the start of employment
• Ensuring the children were happy and cared for throughout the day
• Planning the day’s activities, play dates, trips out, activities
• Providing 3 health and balanced meals and snacks
• Full nursery duties, to include laundry and cleaning areas used by the children
• Taking the children to and from Nursery and School
• Supporting the schools curriculum through activities at home (reading, writing, counting)
• Keeping the parents fully informed of the children’s care
• Working late when required to support the parents work schedules
• Reason for leaving: Redundancy due to the children starting school

Sole charge Nanny, Fletcher Family, Richmond
(June 2010 – April 2011)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Nursery Nurse. Tree Top Nursery, Richmond
(October 2007 – May 2010)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Supervisor for 8 staff and caring for an average of 30 children a day in the Toddler room. (18 months to 3 years)
• Delivering quality childcare in a warm friendly atmosphere designed to promote happy, confident children • Provided regular updates for parents both written and verbal.
Delivered high quality early years education based on the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Planning age appropriate activities
• Promoting active learning through purposeful play.
• Encouraging child initiated activities.
• Promote, enforce and check Health and Safety policy
• Staff training, audits and reviews to ensure each child receives the attention and supervision to support their early years progress
• Deputy for all safeguarding issues

Education
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Education should be included from GCSE (or equivalent) level onwards – in reverse-chronological order (with the most recent events at the top).

College/School Name
(September 2004 – June 2006)

A-levels:
• General Studies – B
• English – C
• Mathematics – C

School Name
(September 1998 – June 2004)

10 GCSEs, grade A-C, including Maths and English

Hobbies & Interests
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Although this section can help to get your personality across, it’s not an essential part of your CV.
So if you don’t have any, don’t feel like you have to include them – especially if overused clichés like ‘socialising with friends’ and ‘watching films’ are all you can think of.
Instead, only include hobbies are that are particularly unique (that you can expand on at an interview), prove your skills, and/or back up your motives for applying for the role.
If in doubt; ask yourself: will they help you get the job? If not, it’s best to leave them out.

I am a keen cyclist and enjoy getting out in all weathers. I recently cycled Brighton to London and raised £5,600 for Great Ormond Street. I love to cook and enjoy experimenting with new recipes. I am also a volunteer at my local riding school most weekends, assisting children with disabilities to ride.

References
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Stating that references are available on request is fine.
However, always make sure you do have credible references and ask permission before giving out details.

References are available upon request.