Do you have the temperament to be a nanny?
Although most people think that not much is required of a nanny, being a celebrity nanny requires a lot. Often considered the third parent, you must have the temperament to be not any old nanny, but an exceptional nanny. This means that you need to have not just the skill but also the patience and be responsible enough to manage the celebrity family that you are working for, and obviously, you’ll have to be great with kids.
Many stars will require much more from you than a regular employer. Not only will you have to appear professional at all times, but you’ll have to be discreet, unobtrusive, and supportive – all whilst looking after the kids. The Kardashian’s nannies have to obey numerous rules, and your employer could be even worse!
Need a nanny agency? Look no further!
So, you want to be a celebrity nanny? Well, before you start rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’ll need to find an agency to represent you. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The first step is to apply to an agency and ask about the necessary skills and certifications you’ll need. We recommend starting with The Nanny League – they’re a great resource for aspiring celebrity nannies.
If you’ve worked as a nanny before, you might be able to get referrals from previous clients. After all, many celebrities love to share their childcare stories. And if you’re looking for an agency near a film or TV production set, you’re in luck – there are plenty to choose from. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start your journey to becoming a celebrity nanny!
Get nanny certifications
If it is your first time being a nanny, your employment depends on the agency handling the vacancy. In any case, the first step is to procure the necessary requirements, while you wait for employment. Other than actual nanny and caretaking qualifications, you need proof that you don’t have a criminal record. Consider obtaining a driver’s license as well from the DMV, as nannies need to drive.
Maintain good behavior and standing
Once you have gotten celebrity nanny employment, you will always be under the scrutiny and mercy of your celeb employer. It is no secret that celebrities frequently change nannies, so it’s important to take care of your client’s needs and wants. Keep your decorum at all times, and avoid posting photos, events, or any personal stuff that might breach your client’s privacy, especially those that could make them look bad.
Many celebs, including Angelina Jolie, employ multiple nannies, but they never appear on camera. Always in the background, ensuring everything runs smoothly, the nannies never steal the limelight. Beyonce and Jay Z have 8 nannies to care for their brood, but you’d never know – they’re that discreet!
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At the end of the day, do what the celebrity demands …
This would include your celebrity client running background checks on you, and these include checking social media accounts and emails. Being celebs, they look to keep their lives as private as possible, and they, quite rightly, want someone they could trust with their children, family, and lives outside the public eye. The role isn’t gender-specific either, with many now employing a “manny” or a male nanny.
At the end of the day, just do what is required, be polite and respectful and everything else will follow.