Create An Effective Profile
Here are some tips to create a profile that increases your chances of finding quality jobs with wonderful families.
Choose a simple and professional portrait photo that showcases your personality!
Parents will search for caregivers and list jobs based on postcodes. You need to list your postcode in our profile to be notified when families post new job listings.
List your hourly rate to give families an indication about your salary expectations. Professional nannies in Australia typically get paid between $25 and $30 per hour. Your salary will also depend on other factors such as whether you are employed on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis, the number of hours, flexibility, qualifications and special skills.
Checks & Qualifications
Indicate if you have a Working With Children’s Check (or Blue Card), a Police Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s license. If you are waiting for a particular check to be issued (like a WWCC), be sure to explain your situation in the ‘About Me’ section. Parents also want to review your resume, so upload a resume that is professional.
Use the ‘About Me’ section to describe yourself in a professional and friendly way. Be genuine and authentic, as this is your opportunity to share with parents why you’ll be a great fit for their family.
The experience, skills and qualifications section allows you to specify which type of caregiver you are, your years of experience and your qualifications.
Select the type of work you are looking for and your availability. If you want to explain your availability more, use the ‘About Me’ section.
In the additional information section you can include other information that parents might like to know, such as the languages you can speak, whether you have a car and how far you’re willing to travel.
Create A Video
The best way to make a first impression with potential families is with a profile video! Keep the video short (around 1-2 minutes) and make sure you’re the only person in the video (be mindful of privacy).
Tips to Stand Out in the Nanny Search
Let Your Personality Shine
Use the ‘About Me’ section of your profile to showcase yourself. Be professional and thoughtful in how you present yourself. Authenticity is key! A video is also a powerful way to display your wonderful personality.
Proof-Read your Profile
Double-check everything you write, as some parents will care about grammar and spelling.
When parents search for nannies, the search results are sorted by ‘Last Online’. Stay at the top of the search results by logging in regularly to your We Need A Nanny account.