Finding a Nanny Job on AoN

Published by Matt Mason,

Finding a Nanny Job on AoN

Finding a nanny job with Army of Nannies very much depends on the strength of your profile. The more complete your profile, the better the matches we’ll make and the more likely you’ll find the nanny job you need.

If you have yet to create a profile on our site, please follow the link below to read about how we help nannies find the nanny job they need.

Finding a Nanny Job - it all starts with your profile

Creating, checking and strengthening your search profile

A strong profile sits at the heart of your search for a nanny job on our site.

  • Is your profile summary compelling? A short and friendly profile that explains why you love your career and what you bring to the family will help you find your next nanny job
  • Have you shown your accreditations? If you have an eDBS, first-aid training, and childcare qualifications, ensure they are included in your profile.
  • Is your correct availability showing? Are you showing the right days of the week and the correct times of day?
  • Do you have a profile pic? You don’t need a profile pic, but profiles with one make more connections.
  • Is your CV uploaded? Your CV is only ever shared with jointly approved connections.

Head to Your Search, check each section and make updates as and when required.

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Inviting connecting to nanny jobs on the site

Head to the Match List in your dashboard and carefully review the nanny jobs you have been matched with.

If one looks to be a good fit, send an invitation to connect. This will prompt the family or agency to review your profile to see if you are an excellent fit for the nanny job they have on offer.

If they accept your invitation, they become a Connection Made, and you are in direct contact with each other.

Finding a Nanny Job - Progressing connections

How do you progress the connections you have made?

Firstly, well done 🎉
The strength of your profile has resulted in someone identifying you as a potential nanny for their nanny job.

First impressions count

Now, we have to convert the interest in your profile into a first interview. Your first contact with the family (or agency) is critical when progressing connections through the site. 

Remember, you’ve got one chance to make an excellent first impression, so make it count.

Making Connections:  The family is yet to join the site

If the search shows Payment Pending, the family has not joined the site YET. 

Payment Pending Ad Card when making Connections on Army of Nannies

Some families start a search but only take out a membership when they have a selection of nannies to consider for their nanny job.

What do I need to do?

Sit tight for now (but soon, we’ll add a ‘nudge feature’ – like the one in Invites Sent).

However, you can message us from the Army of Nannies Facebook page or our Instagram Profile or through the chat feature on the homepage – we will reply to you and encourage the family to sign up to unlock messaging.

Making Connections: The family is a member of the site

Messaging Unlocked Ad Card when making Connections on Army of Nannies

When the family (or agency) is a site member, you can message them directly.

What do I need to do?

You have two options:

  • Option 1:  Send an email
  • Option 2:  End an in-site message

NB: Sometimes families will write to you first, and that’s great.  But if you can get in there first, it puts you on the front foot and shows you to be proactive.

Top tip:  We always recommend both, but emailing is the most important of the two options.

What do I write?

This is all about making the best possible first impression.  So, confidently introduce yourself and try to second-guess the family’s (or agency’s) first question.  Also, make the role you are referencing clear.

Recently, we saw a nanny reply like this, and we think it’s pretty perfect:


My name is [Your Name], and I connected with you on the site
I am very keen to find out more about the [Full or part-time or NannySitting] role in [Insert location] caring for [Insert children’s ages].

I am attaching my CV for you to review. 
[You could also attach any certificates or references]

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you in the hope we can schedule a call or video conference in order to progress the opportunity.

Thank you, and kind regards,
[Your Name]
[Your Mobile Number

Keep your communications positive and respond quickly to emails and in-site messages.

The family is likely talking to other nannies, so make your comms shine and rise to the top of their list.

See our featured roles first

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We have a nanny-only Facebook group where we share our featured roles first.

Good luck – you got this!

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