A sample nanny resume is below, but here are some key points to consider along with their examples:

Address Information:

Make sure to include your address so the family can see where you live, and include your phone and email so the family can contact you.

Marian Smith
101 West Street
City, State Zip Code
201-889-0110
MarianSmith@yahoo.com

E D U C A T I O N

Make sure to include your educational details – some families have specific requirements based on education.  It’s better to let them know upfront about your degree(s) if you have them.

  • High School Graduate
  • College Graduate from the University of Smithville, 2000

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S

This is really important and make sure to specify if the certifications are current or have lapsed.

  • CPR Certified – current
  • First Aid Certified – current
  • Baby Nursing Certificate – lapsed in 2016
  • Clear Driving Record
  • Valid US Passport

H O B B I E S

I love to cook, read and sew.

References available on request

S T A T E M E N T

Tell families who you are and what type of job you are looking for.

I am a nanny with 10 years of childcare experience. I drive, have legal paperwork and I can travel. I have been a daycare worker and a nanny.
I am looking to obtain a long-term, live-out nanny position in the NYC area.

W O R K  H I S T O R Y

It is most important to show that you have experience. Include the family name, family location and years worked, followed by job type, days and hours, children ages, duties and reason job ended.

Westfield Family • New York, NY • 2012–2016

Full-Time, Live-Out, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages of the children when I started: Boy 2 years old

Ages of the children when I left: Boy 6, Girl 2, Girl 6 months
Duties: Full childcare of the children while both parents were at work. Started breakfast, got the children ready for school. Drove them to and from all activities and classes, helped with homework, projects, took baby to classes, handled children’s laundry, made dinner and went home when parents arrived home at 6 p.m.
Reason Job Ended: Parents moved to suburbs

Smith Family • Philadelphia, PA • 2009–2012

Worked part-time for this family. I started at 3 p.m. to pick up the kids from school. I took them to ballet and soccer practices, I emptied their backpacks and helped with homework. I gave them bath and shower, and prepared the family dinner. I shared responsibilities around the house with mom. The job ended because they decided they did not have additional childcare needs.

HighFriend Daycare Academy • Brooklyn, NY

Full-Time, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

I worked in the infant room. I was in charge of four children. I did sleep schedules, feedings, diapers, rocking and soothing. I read books to the babies and took them on walks.

Here is an example of the formatted resume (also along with the commentary provided above)

resume