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Are you finding it challenging to write a job ad and you are not sure what to say? Here are three excellent samples that got great results for you to use as inspiration. See how other families approached this task and writing your post will be a breeze!


Sample Job Ad #1 #

Our Family

We are looking for a casual/part-time nanny to look after our two children, aged 1 & 3yrs for 1 – 3 days per week. The usual hours would be between 8am – 6pm with additional 3pm – 6pm shifts available on occasion.

Your Duties

This position requires the nanny to be in sole charge of our often-boisterous children providing care, meals, activities and supervision throughout the day. You must be patient, show empathy, care, and appreciate the challenges that these formative years have on a child.

Our Perfect Caregiver

Our perfect nanny MUST LOVE TODDLERS and have at least 2 years’ experience in a caring role where they were in sole charge of more than one child throughout the day.

We would like to know a little more about you and your nannying style, and ask that you kindly respond to the following questions:

  1. What inspired you to choose to work with young children?
  2. What are you the most passionate about with your work?
  3. Describe a typical day caring for two toddlers
  4. Which activities do you feel are important in a child’s development during the early learning years?
  5. How would you rate yourself from 1-5 in relation to your:
    Patience
    Empathy
    Lovingness
    Sensitivity
  6. Please give an example for each of those points on why you gave yourself that rating?
  7. Describe the most stressful situation you have been in when caring for children?
  8. Explain the strategies you used to manage the issue.

Why This Ad Worked:

What this family did well in this advert is ask the applicants key questions to respond with. It generated over 100 unique applications.


Sample Job Ad #2 #

Our Family

We are looking for a nanny for our beautiful children aged 2 & 4. They have had a nanny for the past year, and we are looking for a suitable replacement to be a long-term stable presence in their lives and development.

I work three days a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and we are looking for services from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday and Friday and 7am to 10pm on Thursday. There will be some additional hours on occasion and possibly travel. There may be some flexibility in the working hours, and we can guarantee a minimum of 39 hours per week, with overtime paid as it is accrued.

Employment will be through a registered company and will attract the required holiday, sick and superannuation pay.

Your Duties

General child-minding duties (preparing meals, meals, play, bath, bedtime etc) will be required along with light housework as needed.

Our Perfect Caregiver

The suitable applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • First Aid Certification
  • Driver’s License
  • Police Check

If this sounds good, please get in contact so we can meet and discuss further.

Why This Ad Worked:

This ad has very clear expectations which lets the caregivers know what they’re signing up for. It outlines a guaranteed minimum number of hours which is important to many nannies given how flexible nannying is. This post received over 100 unique applications.


Sample Job Ad #3 #

Our Family

We are looking for a nanny to care for our loving 3-year-old daughter. She loves dancing and singing, playing at the park and stories. She is an extremely outgoing child, with a funny sense of humour and we are hoping to find someone who really engages with her.

Your Duties

Day to day duties required include:

  • Meal preparation
  • Playing with her
  • Reading and counting with her
  • Taking her to swimming lessons on Friday morning.
  • Outings to the park, ensuring she is always safe
  • Some light housework duties are required; general tidy up after meals, laundry and folding for the child.

She is toilet trained although may require assistance from time to time.

You may also be required to mind her 9-month-old sister on the odd occasion.

Hours will be from 8.30am – 5pm on Tuesdays and Fridays with some Saturday morning work required. We live on the bus route and public transport is an option if you do not have a driver’s license.

Our Perfect Caregiver

This position would suit a responsible mature minded person who has a genuine interest in children. We are seeking a long-term placement. First Aid Certificate and WWC are essential.

Why This Ad Worked:

This ad does a very good job at describing the family. Nannies engage with the ad when they can visualise who they will be caring for and what they will be doing.


As you can see, there are different approaches you can take. We hope these examples will help you create an authentic job post that will attract many of our superstar nannies.

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