Welcome back to my video series, “From Babysitter to Nanny”. Recently, I have been hearing from so many people who are looking to break into the nanny world. In this series, I will walk you through a tutorial I’ve built for how to get started as a nanny.
Is this series for you? If you are looking to get into the nanny world and either a) don’t have any childcare experience or b) are currently working as a sitter, part-time camp counselor, or daycare worker and need guidance on next steps, this series has you covered!
In Episode #1, I covered my eight steps to becoming a babysitter which is a great place to start gaining experience. I discussed training through babysitter classes to how to find babysitting gigs all the way through setting up a digital business card and online payments to make it easier for parents to pay you for babysitting. To watch that episode, click here.
In Episode #2, “Ten Things Parents Want In A Babysitter – From Babysitter to Nanny Series – Ep. 2”, we continue the tutorial with my top ten suggestions for what parents are looking for from a sitter. I cover…
– First Aid/CPR certification
– Meal prep experience
– Activity bins
– Communication with families
….and many other tips that will give you an advantage as you begin to offer your sitter services. Click here to watch the episode.
Pro Tip: Send a brief text message a few hours after your sitting gig ends to let the parents know that you appreciate their business and enjoyed your time with their kids. This is a surefire way to get hired by that family again!