Nannies need letters of recommendation when they are moving to a new job. Oftentimes if a job ends badly nannies are scrambling to get their letter of recommendation from their employer. The best way to handle this is to ask your employers for a letter of recommendation for your files each year at your annual review.
This way you can keep it in your file and have it when you need it.
If, for some reason you can’t get a letter of recommendation from your employer, you might consider asking another staff member in the house, a neighbor, a friend of the family that knows you and has seen you interact with the children, a teacher, a music teacher etc.
Our Nanny Fusion Member Nannies from the Heartland includes the basics for what you need in a letter of recommendation on their blog.
Letters of Recommendation by Becky Kavanagh
Families and nannies occasionally ask us about some tips for writing a recommendation letter. Employer families certainly write letters for their nannies, but nannies can also write a letter for their employer easing the transition to a new nanny. Here are some basics on writing the letter.
Typically recommendation letters are formatted in the following way:
- Opening Paragraph: Statement of recommendation and usually includes length of their association, the relationship to the letter writer and dates of employment
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