Have you been thinking about working as a professional nanny? There has never been a better time to jumpstart your nanny career than in the New Year. Nearly a decade ago, people could not differentiate between a professional nanny and a regular babysitter. However, due to enormous demand, professional nannying has today become a career with not only job security, but with salary incentives and vacation pay too.
What Qualifications and Experience do you need to get a Job? | Nanny Employment Vancouver
Anyone looking for nanny employment in Vancouver should be aware that parents look for applicants with suitable child care qualifications and appropriate experience, such as:
- Previous child care or nanny experience (e.g., babysitting experience)
- First Aid/CPR certification
- Criminal Background Clearance
- Relevant childcare qualifications (e.g., Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care)
The ideal candidate should also possess a number of key personal attributes, such as:
- Patience, reliability, punctuality and integrity
- The ability to care for small children while ensuring their safety and happiness
- And, of course, a genuine love of children
What Does the Job Entail? | Nanny Jobs Vancouver
Before embarking on a career as a professional nanny, you need to decide if the job is right for you. Being a nanny means working in people’s homes, providing care for their children while they are at work or running errands etc. Both full time and part time employment opportunities are available. However, it is important to note that nanny work is very demanding.
A typical day in the life of a nanny will vary from family to family, but will generally involve:
- Cooking meals
- Helping with housework
- Caring for young children or babies, bathing and teaching them basic skills
- Dropping older kids to and from school and helping with their homework
- You may also spend time planning fun activities to keep the kids entertained
Is Nanny Employment Right for You?
You need to love working with children! You must be able to establish a good rapport with them and speak to them on their level, without being intimidating or too authoritative. You will also need to communicate well with the parents – providing them with progress reports and letting them know of any incidents.
So if you got a love for working with children, great interpersonal skills, patience, the ability to multitask and cope well under pressure, being a nanny may be a job that is right for you.
Take the First Step towards Your Nanny Career Today | Ace Personnel
ACE Personnel is a family owned and operated service founded in 1977 by Diane Anderson (“Mrs.A) . It began as a home based business and has since been devoted to helping the local community with childcare and home care solutions. Mrs. A took great pride in the fact that she was able to help others through elderly care and nanny placements. She took time to get to know her each of her clients and as a result developed lasting relationships with many of them.
Ace Personnel welcomes all qualified candidates for nanny employment in Vancouver to send their CVs through our easy-to-use online application form. The hiring process is ongoing. If we feel you are the right fit, one of administrators will contact you to set up an interview. No walk-ins or phone inquiries will be accepted.