Cover letter for a nanny (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “nanny cover letters”

Examples of nanny cover letters

To get a position as a nanny, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a nanny cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Nanny cover letters”

“Dear [Mr./Mx./Ms.] [Parent’s Name],

I was pleased to learn of your need for an experienced caretaker at Nurturing Nannies. With my wealth of childcare experience and educational background, I am positive I am a top candidate for the position. I am prepared to start with your organization immediately and would love the opportunity to contribute.

My skills and accomplishments include:

  • Cared for two boys, aged 2 and 4 years
  • Prepared and served meals with balanced nutrition, ensuring food safety for a 4 year old’s peanut allergy, while trained in emergency response
  • Organized fun and educational games, read storybooks that increased children’s interest in story time, and planned outdoor activities such as walking to the local playground and park

With my experience and skills, combined with my strong initiative and calm head under pressure, I am convinced I would be an excellent nanny for Nurturing Nannies. I have a passion for young learners and am ambitious in my goals to be a specialist in early childhood care and education.

Enclosed is my resume that further highlights my skills, experience, and academic background. I would be happy to visit your office for an interview, and I hope to hear back from you soon. Please feel free to contact me on (xxx) xxx-xxx. Thank you for your consideration.



Sample 2: “Nanny cover letters”

“Josue Ortega

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mrs. Harutun,

I read the advertisement your family placed for a live-in nanny for your two children and I am submitting my resume for your consideration. I come with excellent references and have been working as a nanny ever since I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Education. I am very patient with children and love helping them learn while also having fun.

Safety is my utmost concern and I carefully monitor children when I take them on outings to the park or to museums. I understand good nutritional choices and I carefully prepare meals that are healthy for kids but that they also love to eat. I have had terrific relationships with all of the families and kids with whom I’ve worked.

I am only leaving my latest position because the children have now grown past the ages at which they need a nanny. Although my employer offered to keep me on in a housekeeping role, my true love is working with children. I have great verbal communication skills and can assist with all needs.

Once we meet, I know you will most likely offer me the nanny position. I can’t wait to meet your family and your children. Please call me soon.


Josue Ortega”

Sample 3: “Nanny cover letters”

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ortega:

I am sending my resume in response to your posting seeking a nanny; I am looking to leverage my skills and background to make a positive impact on your children’s lives. With an impressive background in providing outstanding care to children from infancy through middle school—coupled with my resourcefulness, kindness, and caring demeanor—I am confident that I can provide excellent childcare and overall household support in this role.

With more than 12 years of experience in various intensive childcare positions, I possess expertise in nurturing, guiding, teaching, disciplining, and providing loving care to children of all ages. I excel at remaining calm and composed in challenging situations while demonstrating superb active listening, organization, and communication talents. Additionally, I have complementary experience providing overarching support with various household responsibilities, including cooking, cleaning, errand-running, and transportation.

My skills in childcare provision, along with my positive attitude and friendly nature, position me to excel in this role. I am eager to accept a new opportunity and make a positive difference in your children’s lives. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome.

Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Maria Reynolds”

Sample 4: “Nanny cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Robertson,

Caring for children is not just a job for me, it’s my passion. My experience and references will help show you that I would be the perfect nanny for Sarah and Nathan. 

I have been a nanny since I was 16 years old, over five years and counting. My last two charges have finally outgrown me, which is always hard after spending five days a week together for the past three years. I picked them up from school every evening and helped them with their homework. We would prepare healthy snacks together, and sometimes, they would even help me cook dinner. I drove them to sports practices and tidied the house while they were gone, and while I taught them a lot, they taught me even more. I loved using the skills I learned through my degree in Montessori education to find new ways to learn and play. 

I would love to spend the next few years doing the same with Sarah and Nathan, and I look forward to the chance to be their nanny. My resume and references are attached. Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope for the chance to discuss this position with your further.

John Doe”

Sample 5: “Nanny cover letters”


Hiring Manager Name

Job Title

Company Name

Mailing Address

Dear [Hiring Manager Name],

As a dependable, flexible nanny with 8+ years of experience, I was thrilled to see the job opening at ABC Nannies. I’m proud to share that I have received excellent recommendation letters from 100% of my past employers, having worked as a live-in nanny for 5 different families. It would be wonderful to apply my abilities and expertise to keeping your client’s children safe, happy, and on the right developmental path. 

Every child is an individual and each family has different needs. Thanks to my BA in Child Development and extensive experience, I’m able to provide personalized nanny care to young children of all ability levels as well as older children eager to learn and explore the world around them. 

Highlights of my achievements as a live-in nanny include: 

  • Organizing an average of 6 age-appropriate educational outings per month, including visits to museums, arts & crafts workshops, and other relevant attractions tailored to the children’s interests. 
  • Recognizing early signs of developmental delays in 2 children aged 2 and 3, resulting in prompt diagnosis of vision impairment and ADHD, respectively. 
  • Ensuring appropriate levels of physical and mental activity by engaging children in active play, educational games and puzzles, and sports. 
  • Promoting healthy eating habits by preparing 3 nutritious meals a day, including meal prep for 3 children with food allergies. 

It’s incredibly important for the family to feel confident and secure entrusting their children to a nanny. Your approach of tailoring your services and matching families with the right caregiver is worthy of utmost respect and closely matches my own beliefs and professional principles. 

I’d love to discuss in more detail how my skills, knowledge, and professional approach can help ABC Nannies to continue providing reliable, comprehensive nanny services and giving children the loving care and attention they need. 

Best regards,

[Your name], Nanny”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of nanny cover letters

How do you write a short cover letter?

How to Write a Short Cover Letter

  • Dear (hiring manager name)
  • introduction and a significant job-fitting achievement.
  • essential skills and why you fit the job.
  • your passion + why you want in.
  • your call to action.
  • Formal closing.

What skills should a nanny possess?

Nanny Skills

  • Patience and a caring personality
  • First aid and infant CPR training
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • Multitasking and decision making
  • The ability to work without supervision

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