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Nanny jobs abroad – Find a nanny job in another country
Nanny jobs abroad
If you love working with children, have impeccable references and you’re fit, healthy and active, then a job working abroad as a nanny can be a great way to earn some money, see the world and experience something a little bit out of the ordinary.
Do I need qualifications to work as a nanny abroad?
Qualifications are sometimes desirable for potential nannies, but for the majority of parents, employing someone with a great love of children is more important than exam marks. Of course, it very much depends on the type of household that you hope to work for - many HNW (high net worth) individuals set great store by relevant qualifications, and for anyone who has trained at Norland, there are endless opportunities to work just about anywhere around the world.
However, if you can demonstrate excellent skills and empathy when dealing with children, and if you have solid references attesting to your good character and work ethic, then a lack of relevant qualifications won’t necessarily be a hindrance.
What sort of work will I do as a nanny working abroad?
Every job will vary slightly, according to the clients’ requirements and lifestyle, but for the most part, a nanny working abroad can expect to spend their working day looking after one or more children. The actual duties will very much depend upon the age of the children that you are employed to look after: babies will obviously need much more one-to-one care than older children, but in the majority of cases, a nanny can expect to have sole charge of one or more children for a good part of every day.
You may be called upon to take your charges to school and social events, collect them at the end of the day, take them on outings and activities and keep them entertained when their parents are busy. You may be required to attend to cleaning duties related to the children and their rooms, such as doing their laundry, helping to make their beds and keeping the nursery area clean and tidy.
How do I find a position as a nanny overseas?
All reputable agencies offer a variety of nanny jobs abroad and can help you to determine which job might be best suited to your skillset. You will need to supply a copy of your CV, along with checkable references, and you’ll need to undergo DBS checks to make sure that you are safe to work around children.
Finding nanny jobs abroad through an agency such as Little Ones is much safer than going it alone. The agency will make sure that the position is bona fide and that your working hours, conditions and salary will be appropriate for your circumstances.
You will be interviewed by the agency, who will then put you forward for suitable positions. You may be called upon to undertake a Skype interview with prospective employers, or you may even be flown out for a face-to-face interview.
Working abroad as a nanny is a wonderful way to see the world, enjoy foreign travel and experience different cultures, while earning money at the same time.