Nanny recommendation letter is generally used to collect additional information about a nanny for employment, study or other opportunity. It should give a general picture of the candidate’s performance, experience, personal characteristics, capabilities, and professional strengths.

The recommendation or reference letter for nanny should be written in a simple and to the point language. Keep away from using jargon or language that is too common or extroverted. It should be about one page in length and generally consist of three paragraphs.

Following is a sample reference letter for nanny; you might use this template for the following parallel job titles;
• Babysitter
• Live-in Caregiver
• Au-Pair
• Parent’s Helper
• Child Care Provider
• Foster Parent


Nanny Recommendation Letter Sample


September 14, 2014


To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to recommend Claire Smith as a nanny at your agency. Claire looked after my kids for three years and she performed diligently throughout her tenure.

She was highly motivated to learn as much as she could and performed extremely well utilizing her best capabilities. She frequently devoted herself for long hours to develop lesson plans for my children and monitor their progress. She understands her limitations as a nanny and never disturbed our privacy.

Particularly, she is very skilled in:

• Supervising children and caring for their needs
• Planning, preparing and serving meals for children
• Bathing, dressing and feeding infants and children
• Preparing formulas and changing diapers
• Performing housekeeping duties

Claire has a number of strengths but her main strength – according to my observation – is her capability to motivate children. She always seemed genuinely interested in children’s mental development and presented new ways of learning that captured their attention.

In summary, Claire possess all qualities that make a nanny successful. She is very reliable, trustworthy, motivated, and able to make herself tune-up with the requirements of family and children. Once again, I highly recommend her for a nanny position. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact me on my phone number or email address given below.




Janet Monroe
[Email Address]