Becoming a nanny is a rewarding and exciting career that gives you opportunities and experience that few jobs can match. Becoming a nanny with Pacific Elite Nannies means that you will be joining a team of excellent nannies and nanny support personnel that will let you focus on serving one of our many amazing clients in Orange County or Los Angeles.
When it comes to choosing nannies, Pacific Elite Nannies looks for those who are committed to success. While the nanny process, can seem daunting, focusing on each step can help you be a successful applicant and become a part of our team.
Basic Requirements to Become a Nanny
To become a nanny, our basic requirements are that you are legally authorized to work in the United States and are local to LA or OC as well as you are fluent in English, at least 21 years of age, and have graduated high school. We appreciate continued education, especially in a field that involves children. You should also be able to show three years of full- time employment in a childcare field from when you turned 18. We have found that this experience is vital in giving our clients the kind of support that they have come to expect from us. We also require our nannies to have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and be non-smokers.
Beginning The Application Process
Once these basic requirements have been met, we ask that our nannies provide three references when applying for the position. We would like to hear about your experience with caring for others, especially children. By your first day of employment, we ask all of our nannies to be certified in CPR and first aid. This allows our clients to have peace of mind in case any accidents occur.
We ask our nannies to be able to commit to at least one year of employment with us. Children oftentimes get attached to their nannies, and so do the clients. A positive working relationship grows over time, and the one-year minimum gives our clients some assurance that they are getting a long-term professional to care for their children.
A willingness to continue with your training in childcare-related fields is important to us. There is no end to the developmental skills that a nanny can learn. Just like in the field of Education, new theories are discovered and a deeper understanding of child psychology is constantly growing. We want our nannies to be the best, and this education will serve you well throughout your career.
Completing the Online Application
Once you are ready to apply, we ask that you complete the online application. Please have an updated childcare cover letter and resume ready to upload at this time. Most of all, we ask that you are passionate about working in the childcare field. Clients and children can tell when someone loves what they do. We ask that you are excited about becoming a nanny and feel that it is something that you will love to do each day.
The Pacific Elite Nanny Interview Process
Once we receive your application materials, we will interview applicants that meet our criteria. We understand that this entire process may seem intense. However, it is part of why parents trust Pacific Elite Nannies and keep turning to us for the best quality childcare.
Your interview will consist of a screening call and then an in-person or virtual interview (on Zoom or FaceTime). At this point, we will also check your references and background screening. Becoming a nanny is a huge investment in time, but it is truly a rewarding career that has the potential to bring a lot of joy into the lives of many. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to supporting you every step of the way.