Busy parents often depend on the services of nannies to look after their children while they are away at work. For working mothers especially, it is difficult to meet both the physical and emotional demands of their children. Nannies are hired following a lot of scrutiny as parents prefer to hire experienced people who have solid references.
To work as a successful nanny, a job seeker needs to be friendly, patient and good with children. Depending on how old your wards are, your work will range from easy to very demanding. A nanny has her work cut out for her and possessing some experience goes a long way in helping employers decide that they want to hire you. However, many nannies are hired at the entry level as well – for first time nannies, it is important to portray yourself in a manner that forces a prospective employer to provide you with a chance to prove your care giving skills. Writing a cover letter such as the one below just may do the trick!
102 Aquatic Road, Nashville, TN 61029, (333) 333-3333, Email
May 27, 2015
Mr. Christopher Clarke
667 Northcrest Drive
Nashville, TN 69012
Dear Mr. Clarke:
I am writing to offer my services as a Nanny with your family, as advertised on care.com.
My major qualifications include:
• Demonstrated ability to ensure the safety of children
• Well-versed in preparing bottles and making and serving nutritious meals
• Adept at changing diapers and maintaining personal hygiene of children
• Proven ability to organize leisure activities for children
• Special talent for implementing curriculum and developing schedules
• Able to keep an eye on emotional and developmental problems
• Skilled in maintaining records of children’s progress
Additionally, I am CPR and First Aid certified which I believe is a plus point since handling children requires a nanny to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Per your requirements, I am able to drive children to school, accompany them at medical appointments, operate computers and ensure homework gets done timely. Over and above, I am a non-smoker and possess a reliable vehicle with a clean driving record.
I have enclosed my resume for your review in anticipation of a meeting with you so that I can explain my strong points in person. With the understanding of your busy timetable, I will contact you after 5 working days to check the status of my application. Please call me at (333) 333-3333 if you need more information that might be helpful in your decision making process.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.