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One of the most important skills a temporary nanny can have is the ability to think ahead, be pro-active, and present a skilled, professional resume. If your goal is to work as a temporary nanny, consider putting together a professional temporary nanny “kit” of vital information you may need to present to a new family. Let's face it, as a temporary nanny, you're going to be called upon to work for families that you don't know, and who don't know you. If you're working through a temporary nanny placement agency, the agency will probably screen you to make sure you are who you say you are, and that you have no criminal background. Still, if you're being called on to work for a family out of the blue, you'll look like a real pro if you have the following information, or “kit” ready to take with you:
These are just a few things that will show the family that you're a professional and that you're serious about working. The next time they need the services of a temporary nanny…they may just call you!