Candidate F.A.Q.

Is Jobs for Nannies a Nanny Agency ?

No, Jobs for Nannies is not a Nanny Agency.

Jobs for Nannies is a job board that allows Nanny Agencies and Nanny Recruiters to post their vacancies.

It is also an online recruitment platform that allows private families to publish their search for candidates and helps them find their nannies without going through an agency.

Jobs for Nannies do not place or recruit nannies directly and do not intervene in the recruitment process.

We simply help Private Families and Nanny Recruiters advertise their jobs and find candidates. Our platform is meant for recruiters and candidates to connect.

How can Jobs for Nannies help in my nanny job search?

Jobs for Nannies is simply a platform where Nannies can connect with private employers and nanny recruiters.

Networking is very important in the nanny industry and our goal is just to help nannies make connections.

Nanny Agencies do everything on their candidates’ behalf, they put together your application, they present your profile to their clients, they arrange interviews, they negotiate the conditions, they draft contracts etc… we don’t, and you have to do the hard work yourself.

We do not handle everything for you like a nanny agency and that’s why our website is kept very basic.

Jobs for Nannies can help you connect with Private Families, Nanny Agencies, Household Staff Agencies, Concierge Services, Family Offices, Personal Assistants, House Managers etc…

Most private recruiters looking to hire a nanny without the help of an agency and advertising their jobs on our platform are referred to us by other nannies. Unlike agencies, our platform can help you get in touch with these private recruiters without going through a lengthy registration and verification process.

As per our Terms & Conditions, if you are seeking a service that will guide you and assist you throughout your application and the recruitment process, then we cannot help you.

How much does it cost to use Jobs for Nannies ?

Absolutely nothing! Jobs for Nannies is 100% free for candidates.

Candidates just need to create a free “candidate” account and must respect our Terms and Conditions in order to use the platform.

You can simply ignore the payment section of your dashboard, it is absolutely NOT asked to enter any payment information.

How do I register on Jobs for Nannies ?

To get started, please, read our “Candidate FAQ” to find out more about us, and read our “Terms and Conditions”.

If you agree to our Terms and Conditions, create an account and create your online resume. Your online resume will allow private employers and nanny recruiters to learn more about you when searching for potential candidates on our platform.

In your online resume, you should talk about your qualifications, skills, experience and the type of position you are looking for. You must provide relevant information only, for example : your availability, the languages you speak, if you have a current visa etc…

There is no need telling us all about your own family or your childhood : your private life must remain private! And for privacy reasons, you must under no circumstances share the names or contact details of your previous employers on our site!

If you just copy and paste a link to your CV, your profile will not be approved.

Please, read the registration form carefully and create a “Candidate” account, not a “Recruiter” account. A “Recruiter” account will not allow you to create your candidate profile.

What are the requirements to join Jobs for Nannies ?

Jobs for Nannies is a platform dedicated to childcare. We welcome experienced and / or qualified Career Nannies, Governesses,  Mannies, Governors, Private Educators, Maternity Nurses / Newborn Care Specialists and we specialize in bilingual candidates (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Mandarin, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic etc…).

We also accept Junior Nannies willing to start a career in childcare, however we cannot help you find an Au Pair position.

To ensure your profile is approved, you must have the right skills and experience, and you must be legal to work in the areas we cover (France & Monaco, Europe, the UK, the US) or you must be willing to relocate overseas (Middle East, South East Asia & other worldwide locations).

Most importantly, we expect our candidates to communicate respectfully and demonstrate professional behavior.

I just registered on Jobs for Nannies but I can’t access my account, why ? And I’m trying to reset my password but I didn’t receive the email to do so, why?

If you made a typing error when entering your email address, you will not be able to access your account nor receive the link to set or reset your password. You will need to create a new account with the correct email address!

If you do not receive the email to reset your password even though you provided the correct email address, your profile may have been refused or we may have deactivated your account. In this case please refer to the sections “What are the conditions for joining Jobs for Nannies?” or “Why has my account been deactivated?” from our candidate FAQs.

Why is my profile “pending review” ?

We carefully review all new profiles before they are published. Your online resume will need to be approved by us before it is visible to private employers and nanny recruiters. We review all new profiles within 1 working day.

If you update your online resume, your profile will again be “pending review” as we will need to review the changes you have made, we will review those changes within one business day.

You can edit your profile from your dahboard, by clicking “edit” under your name.

When you edit your profile, we ask that you do not delete the candidate number assigned to you so that your profile is available again more quickly.

Who will be able to see my profile and what information will be visible to them ?

Only private employers and nanny recruiters approved by Jobs for Nannies will be able to see your profile and contact you.

Private employers and nanny recruiters searching our candidate database will be able to see the following information : your first name, your location, the languages you speak, your preferences (full time, part time, availability etc…), the personal profile you have written and your email address.

They will not be able to see your family name, your phone number, and your home address.

It is important to keep your profile up to date with relevant and useful information about your skills and experience only.

Please, do not write down the names of the families you have worked with and your references in your personal profile, as these information may be misused by some nanny recruiters.

For security reasons, we will not allow any external links in your personal profile.

How to apply for a job offer ?

First of all, you must read the job post carefully, make sure you are happy with the conditions advertised and make sure you genuinely meet the job requirements.

In order to apply for a position on Jobs for Nannies, you must log in to your account, or you need to create an account if you don’t already have one. You can start applying for jobs via our platform as soon as your online resume has been approved.

All applications must be sent via our platform. You can message the recruiter and send them your application by clicking on the “Apply” button below the job description.

There is no point in sending us your CV by email as we do not place or recruit nannies directly and we do not intervene in the recruitment process.

Alternatively, you can find a list of Nanny Agencies that can help in your search in our Nanny Agency directory, and you can get in touch directly with those agencies or apply for their vacancies on their website.

Remember : if you do not have the right skills, qualifications and experience, if you do not have the legal right to work in the country of employment, and if you cannot commute to work, there is no point in applying, your application will not be considered. Besides, as per our Terms & Conditions, we may suspend your online resume temporarily or permanently if you send too many unsuitable applications.

How do I know if my application has been received and how do I know if my application got any response ?

If you clicked on the “Apply” button below the job decription, no need to worry, your application has been sent and the private employer or nanny recruiter has been notified by email, they will check their email and review your application at their convenience.

If a private employer or a nanny recruiter sends a response to your application, still no need to worry, you will be notified by email immediately.

Can I upload my picture and my own resume on Jobs for Nannies?

No. Most job sites give you the option to upload your picture and your resume file directly to their site. We have chosen not to offer you this option.

Resumes should be tailored to each position candidates are applying for, and job sites that give you the option to upload your resume generally don’t offer the possibility to tailor your resume to each application. Moreover, when job sites give candidates the option to upload their resume, they never update it… We prefer to let you send your CV yourself in order to give you the possibility of personalizing it for each application and so that you think about updating it, and therefore in order to increase your chances of receiving a response.

In addition, many resumes are very poorly written and too many candidates write down the names and contact details of their former employers on their resume, thus causing privacy issues. Indeed, the law does not allow us to store or share the names and contact details of your former employers without their consent. We do not wish to take responsibility for sharing poor quality resumes that do not respect confidentiality.

Regarding pictures : sadly, in this industry, many recruiters and employers judge candidates based on their physical appearance rather than their experience. We do not support this and do not wish to encourage discrimination.

If a private employer or nanny recruiter is interested in your profile, you can send them your photo and personalized CV yourself if you feel comfortable.

It is important to us that you keep on top of your application and get to decide with whom you share your personal documents.

You can possibly copy and paste your CV into your profile, however if your resume is illegible or if it goes against our privacy policy, we reserve the right to modify it or even delete it altogether.

Basically we facilitate connections with private employers and nanny recruiters, but we don’t send your full application on your behalf, you have to do that yourself.

How can I check the status of my application?

It takes time for recruiters and employers to review your application. They usually don’t have time to give updates to each applicant and are not obliged to do so. Generally they only get in touch with candidates that meet the job requirements. As long as you do not hear anything, you must consider that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please refrain from contacting the nanny recruiter or private employer regarding the status of your application as this can annoy the recruiter or the employer and hurt your chances of getting hired.

How do I know if a job is still available?

Not all employers and recruiters remove their job posting once a position is closed or filled. Some job postings appear to have been active for a very long time, in fact they have simply not been taken down, so common sense is required.
Before applying for a job opening, it’s important to consider how long ago it was posted. You should apply to a job listing within a week or two of the posting. We recommend not to apply if the job listing was posted more than a month ago.

I applied for a job but I didn’t get any response, why ?

Sending a job application does not guarantee a response. We know that not getting any answer is very frustrating, unfortunately, this happens a lot in this industry, especially because there are more candidates looking for work than there are job openings.

As per our Terms & Conditions, we cannot guarantee if and when a private employer or a nanny recruiter you contacted via our website will get back to you. 

Most of the time, candidates do not get any response because they are just spamming their application everywhere. If you apply for jobs that do not match your profile, it is normal that no one will ever respond to you…

You should also know that not all families complete their search : many families are often uncertain about their needs e.g., or they often have to give up on their search because they realize that hiring a nanny is actually going to cost them too much. In general families are very busy and don’t have time to waste on poor applications. Often, they prefer to abandon their search because they are disappointed by the quality of the applications they receive, hence the importance of not flooding families with unsuitable applications!

Both nanny recruiters and private employers receive a high volume of applications, and it’s difficult to reply to everyone. They usually choose to reply only to candidates who match their criteria.

It can take just a couple of hours to get a response, but it can also take several weeks, even months, so just be patient!

And just so you know, families and agencies often receive no response from candidates either!

How can I increase my chances of receiving a response?

To increase your chances to get a response, we advise you the following :

Be realistic and target jobs that match your profile in terms of skills, qualifications and experience.

Know what you want before you start applying and be specific about what you want in terms of age groups, duties, schedule, location, accommodation, type of contract, hourly rate etc… and target jobs that meet your requirements.

Apply for a position only if you speak the required languages ​​at a native level. Families want native speakers with a flawless accent!

Keep in mind that visas are NEVER sponsored for jobs in Europe, the UK and the USA, so apply for a job in those locations only if you have the legal right to work in the country of employment.

Also keep in mind that families are not obliged to provide accommodation and offer relocation, so apply for a job only if you can commute to work.

Tailor your application to each position you apply for. Your application should showcase your relevant skills and achievements that match the position you are applying for.

Submit your application once only and wait. Please, do no submit your application again and again until you receive a response, as this may harm your professional reputation. If you do not hear back from the recruiter within once month, you need to consider your application was unsuccessful.

It can be very stressful to wait for a response after submitting a job application, so do not wait for a response before moving on to another opportunity! Just keep applying for jobs until you get a contact, then an interview, then are hired! But keep in mind that there is no point in applying if you are not the right fit, applying when you’re not a suitable fit wastes everyone’s time…

How can I view the latest job offers ?

New jobs are being added daily on Jobs for Nannies. To view the latest job offers, we recommend that you check the website every day.

You are also invited to follow us on Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin).

Are the jobs advertised real ?

Yes, Jobs for Nannies approves all agencies before they can post on the platform.

Jobs for Nannies also verifies private families listings. We verify the identity of each family before they post on our platform, however we cannot guarantee that families will offer good enough conditions and that they will be serious employers.

If you are not comfortable with a family or agency, simply do not go ahead.

If you notice anything suspicious or any abuse, please, email us to let us know.

How do I find out the name of the agency that published the job offer and why do some Nanny Recruiters post their jobs confidentially?

Some Nanny Recruiters choose to disclose their agency’s name on our platform, some choose to post their jobs confidentially.

If a Nanny Recruiters decides to post their jobs confidentially, you will know who they are only if they decide to give you a reply.

If you prefer to know who the recruiter is before sending your application, you can always use our Nanny Agency Directory and apply to your favorite agencies directly via their website!

Nanny Recruiters can decide to post their jobs confidentially for various reasons (usually because they don’t want to get an influx of (often unsuitable) applications, because they don’t want to deal with time-wasters, or because they do not wish their competitors to know the jobs they are recruiting for) and Jobs for Nannies wants to accommodate this need.

Can I delete my profile from your platform ?

Yes, of course! If you would like your profile to be permanently removed from our platform, simply send us an email ( or to let us know. Your profile will be deleted within 48 hours and we will confirm via email once this is done.

Why is my account disabled?

As per our Terms and Conditions, we may suspend your account at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation. 

Your account will be automatically disabled if :

  1. you do not meet the requirements to join our platform
  2. you sent too many unsuitable applications
  3. you do not communicate respectfully and do not demonstrate professional behavior
  4. you do not respect our Terms and Conditions
  5. your are not actively using your account

If your account is suspended, we will not reconsider our decision and any future accounts you create will also be disabled.

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