Instructions for Making your Bio and Photo
How to Create your Nanny Photo
Your nanny photo will be a part of your profile. Please take a picture that shows a bright happy smile, in good natural light. A headshot with just you in the photo is best. You can do this from your smartphone and just upload in the relevant area of our application. If you cannot figure out how to do this, please just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Create your Brief Bio
Answer these questions and the write it out in paragraph form. Write it in first person (see ex. below) Add anything that might be relevant and what makes you unique. Be as concise as you can.
· Where are you from? Where do you live now?
· How long have you lived where you live now? Or when are you moving?
· Did you go to college? Where? What degree/focus?
· What are your hobbies?
· What is your childcare experience?
· Youngest to oldest ages you have worked with? Preference?
· Bilingual? Drive? Swim? Passport? Willing to travel? Can you tutor? What subjects?
· What type of job are you looking for FT/PT/Weekends? Live-in/Live-out
· Are you good at organization? Household management? Personal Assistant? Etc.
· Experience with Pets? Elderly people? Children with Special needs? What kind?
· Certifications? CNA, HHA, CPR/AED First Aid? Baby Nurse?
Once completed, please include it in the “brief bio” area of the application.
Examples of a Bio:
Example: #1 Hi my name is Jane Doe and I am originally from Baltimore, MD but currently live in Brooklyn, New York. I hold a BA in Psychology from NYU. I have been a swim instructor for the last 8 years and have experience working with children with special needs. I have been babysitting for many years and have filled the role as a summer nanny. I have worked with kids ages infant to teen and am extremely confident in my tutoring skills. My best subjects are math and science and I have also tutored kids for the SAT. Additionally, I am computer/tech savvy and have great office skills. I love to cook and play board games. I have a driver’s licenses and passport. I love children and am so excited to find a nanny position where I can use my care giving and tutoring experience.
Example: #2 Hi, my name is Anastasia “Ana” Belinsky and I am originally from St. Petersburg, Russia but have lived in NY (currently Queens) for the last 10 years. I have been a childcare provider since moving to the US and also come from a large family. I love working with young children and am looking for a long term placement where I can grow with a family. I speak English and Russian fluently. I like to sew, read, and plan outings and play dates. I am very comfortable navigating all of the New York Metropolitan Area and get along well with everyone. I would describe myself as a self-starter, but am also very flexible and happy to follow the guidelines and requests of the family. I have lasting relationships with the families I have worked with and they would describe me as loving, patient, dependable, trustworthy and generous. I have experience working with children that have autism and developmental delays. I love pets, but have mild allergies and prefer to work in pet free homes or a home with hypoallergenic dogs. I am available for occasional weekends and overnights as needed.