Hope this email finds you and your family well.
I have 20 years experience working as a career nanny - taking care of infants, toddlers and school age children. I am loving, kind, patient, funny - character traits which I think are essential when taking care of children. I am also a diligent worker, I have a sunny disposition, I am always on time for work and I never miss a day of work. My former families can vouch for my character and they would be more than happy to discuss my employment with you.
On any given day, weather permitting, I enjoy taking the children to the playground, on play dates, to infant/toddler classes or for walks in the neighborhood. I fully engage in teaching the children through every development milestone (rolling over, crawling, walking, talking, potty training). My experience on this matter and my commitment is on parallel, not to mention, extensive.
I am someone who has genuine love for children, thus, I understand child development. I nurture the children physically and emotionally. I treat the children I take care of as an extension of my family.
Being a voracious reader, I love reading to the children. With every family I worked for, I have taken the liberty of borrowing books from the public library. My doing so has cultivated in the children a habit of wanting to be read to and having the motivation to learn how to read.
If you have any questions, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you.
P.S. In my quest for nanny work, I have often been asked on interviews, what makes a great nanny. This is my response:
A genuine love for children for one. Not everyone likes children, more so take care of them. I think it's important that the nanny loves children because their work consist of taking care of them and be in some ways like an older sister or an aunt who's got their back and who loves them genuinely and is not just there for the paycheck. It is also important that the nanny has a lot of patience. Children are trying to figure out what's going on in their life and that can be daunting sometimes. A nanny who can help them navigate what's going on and try to help them process their feelings will be a big help. As children grow, they meet friends along the way who may have been raised differently from them. A nanny who can teach them to be kind to everyone regardless of where they come from is very important. But most of all, a nanny who can also teach them to have fun and enjoy being where they are at this moment in their life, is definitely a plus.