If You Want to Get a Great Nanny Job in a Tough Economy Get Some Early Education College Courses Under Your Belt
If you want to land a great nanny job in this tough economy you must prove you are a professional nanny, not just a babysitter.
Taking the time and effort to attend a nanny training program, some college courses in child development or early childhood education, or earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree or higher degree, guarantees higher nanny salaries and more nanny job opportunities to chose from.
Job seekers should let parents know the amount of time and effort they have devoted taking college courses or earning any higher education degree. Nannies should be sure to list scholarships or awards they have earned on their resumes and nanny agency applications.
If you want to get a great job get involved in nanny training programs and attend educational community programs. Read childcare books and publications. Contact local libraries, parks and recreations departments, local colleges, child care related businesses, and child/family publications for listings of educational opportunities. CPR/First Aid certifications can be earned through the YMCA, the American Red Cross, or local hospitals.
Nanny training programs in the United States offer Associate's or Bachelor's degrees. A good nanny training program combines classroom work in child development, nutrition, family dynamics, and play activities, with supervised time working with children. There are also books, online training programs, compact discs, and videos that may be purchased.
It is also impressive when nannies can show their knowledge in their chosen career by taking the International Nanny Association Nanny Credential Exam (visit www.nanny.org).
Did you take a nanny training course?