Working as a Nanny, Tips and Advice: Travelling the World

by Christina Taylor

For the second instalment in the series “Working as a Nanny, Tips and Advice”, let's discuss the potential perks and concerns for jobs requiring a nanny to travel.

Positions for nannies come in many shapes and sizes. As you begin to interview for a nanny position, you will want to consider the type of position you prefer. Are you interested in travelling to many different areas of the world or one country in particular? Or do you prefer to stay close to home and not travel frequently because you have family obligations of your own? These are some of the questions you will want to ask yourself before interviewing with families.

Securing a nanny position with a family who is actively interviewing nannies is very exciting. However, you do want to make sure that it is the right match for both you and the family who hires you. Choosing a family who has an incompatible lifestyle to your own may cause issues in the long run. However, after clarifying your own lifestyle preferences and choosing a position accordingly, you may find a wonderful assignment with a family who not only pays well, but also opens up many areas of the world to you at no personal expense of your own.

This is one of the greatest perks of working as one of the elite nannies in Beverly Hills. You may have the good fortune of travelling to many areas of the world you might not otherwise get to visit with the family who hires you. If you have job offers from several families, you will want to evaluate how frequently you would like to travel and to which areas of the world. Of course, there are other considerations as well, such as salary, job requirements and other lifestyle considerations. However, if all of these bases are covered, comparing travelling interests may swing your decision towards one family.

Another consideration when you are seeking employment as a nanny are the areas of the world you have already traveled to and the languages you speak. If one family seems really great, and they are offering you a wonderful position but are still in the process of interviewing other nannies, underscoring your travelling experience and language skills may elevate you above your competitors. For example, you may be able to help a family travel comfortably though a country you have traveled to and even act as a translator. This specialized skill may just land you the nanny position of your dreams.


Posted Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2012