Nanny Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 125,561 Nanny resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Three Key Resume Tips For Landing A Nanny Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Meal Prep, be sure to list it as a skill.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Nanny Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Nanny CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand nanny skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a nanny : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Nannies:

Example # 1


Kiddie Academy
  • Provided one-on-one instruction to children aged 6 and 8 in reading, writing, vocabulary, and mathematics.
  • Provided CPR and First Aid in case of emergency.
  • Prepared and oversaw meals to ensure healthy food choices.
  • Certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Full time summer nanny for two girls ages 8 and 12.

Example # 2


Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company
  • Provided CPR and First Aid in case of emergency.
  • Looked after and cared for three young girls three days a week while their parents were at work.
  • Certified in Adult and Child CPR for the professional rescuer.

Example # 3


  • Perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when required.
  • Provided families daycare for their children in my home.
  • Entrusted with the safety of children, carefully calculated and made nutritional meals CPR & Trustline Registered.
  • Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and daycare management staff.
  • Organized activities for children and provided childcare while parents worked or ran errands.

Example # 4


  • Bathed, dressed, nourished children - Safety-conscious, CPR, First Aid certified - Cleaned up after the children - Creative
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Provide CPR or First Aid in case of emergencies 5.
  • Make curriculum for the kids, circle time, take care of infants and toddler Cpr & First aid certified..
  • Watched three girls ages 4, 6, and 10.

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We compared 125,561 sample nanny resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a nanny job required by employers is 1.1 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average nanny job listing asks for 1.1 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average nanny candidate have?
The average nanny resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your nanny skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from nanny resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a nanny, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Nanny roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of nanny resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Nanny Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Nannies. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Nannies to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%