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Qualifications

We hold our nannies and babysitters to high standards. All nannies and babysitters must: 

  • Have at least 2 years of professional experience working with children (professional experience as a babysitter or nanny is strongly preferred, but other child-care related experience is accepted).
  • Have at least 2 stellar references from recent, professional childcare or childcare-related positions.
  • Be extremely reliable and punctual.
  • Demonstrate a passion for working with children.
  • Possess problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude.
  • Be able to commit to working with SmartSitting for at least 6 months.
  • Be legal to work in the United States. We unfortunately don’t accept O-1 Visas.
  • Be a non-smoker.

Candidates looking for full-time nanny jobs must have previous long-term experience as a professional nanny in a private residence (2+ years with one family). Candidates looking for full-time nanny jobs without 2+ years of previous full-time nanny experience must also:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree (degrees in related fields like early childhood education, psychology, special needs, social work, and teaching are preferred but not required)
  • Have at least one previous childcare position in a private residence and other child-care related experience to fulfill the minimum requirements above.

Families looking for full-time nannies are usually looking for a minimum commitment of one year. Some families are comfortable with a shorter commitment. 

Families looking for after-school babysitters are usually looking for a commitment through the current school year, with the possibility of continuing on to the next year. Some families may be comfortable with a shorter commitment. 

Please take a few moments to browse through our open jobs. To join our network, please fill out our application or learn more about our screening process.

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