Many people prefer not to employ nannies because they are very expensive, and turn to day care centers. However, there are many recruitment agencies which you can enroll in, if you want to find a family which needs a nanny. They also hire you looking at your experience and qualifications, which are very essential.
Therefore, when you are looking for a nanny job, as an applicant, you need to add a few responsibilities on your resume so that it's easier to shortlist them. Apart from babysitting, you can also add a few housekeeping duties which you wouldn't mind doing for a higher salary.
- Dressing the child to suit the environment
- Keeping sufficient clean clothing for regular change, indoors and outdoors
- Doing their laundry on time
Apart from the responsibilities mentioned earlier, there are a few more which are also required to be carried out if the parents need help. The basic duties are to feed, bathe, dress, and play, but cleaning and assisting the mother/father are also expected.
Pay-scales and Work Timings
Other than the responsibilities mentioned earlier, you have to think about how much you can earn from this job. You can make anything between $9 to $20 an hour, depending on many other factors which should be considered before hiring.
Therefore, you have to make sure about keeping your price rates with respect to the following.
- Number of children and their ages
- Working hours (Full-time/Part-time)
- Living conditions (if you are a full-time nanny)