Nanny Portfolio – 10 Things to Include
When you go for an interview it is always important to go prepared. Obviously you need to dress the part, be punctual, polite and professional. But attending nanny interviews I always find taking a portfolio my biggest asset. This list contains 10 things to include in a nanny portfolio.
Things that you should have inside a nanny portfolio:
Make sure that it is kept up to date and have a few extra copies in your portfolio. During your interview you can hand a copy to your potential employers.
Any childcare qualifications is a must. I have also added my GCSE and A levels too. Just that added language certificate just may make you stand out if you have one.
Formally known as a CRB. You must make sure this is constantly up to date and clean.
First aid training certificate
If you have an EPI pen training certificate too add that. With EPI pen training you will need to keep this updated. You will need to renew your EPI pen training every year! Your first aid training will need to be renewed every 3 years.
Add an Oftsed certificate if you have one. Being Ofsted registered is a bonus to some parents as they will be able to pay some of your wages by using childcare vouchers.
Include any training certificates you own. This could be health and safety, safeguarding, food hygiene, nutrition, child behaviour etc.
Any written references from previous nanny families, work experience, babysitting or previous employment in the childcare sector. All of the nanny interviews I have been to all parents and guardians are always looking for previous childcare experience.
Nanny insurance certificate
It is highly recommended that you have nanny insurance! I am with Morton Micheal but I also know of Pacey.
Where I have been previously Ofsted registered I have written my own policies such as a medicine policy. When parents have seen that I have my own policies they have always been happy.
A personal touch
You could add your accomplishments working with children. The sort of activities you enjoy planning for the children in your care, the places you would be interested in taking your nanny children. Or even better, having photos of the previous crafts you have done with your previous nanny children to prove you are a creative and fun nanny.
If you have liked this post why don’t you read some other nanny posts of mine? Such as nannying vs babysitting.