Becoming a nanny through The Family Assistant

Do you have a passion for caring for children? But don't want to work at a daycare (anymore)? As a Nanny through TFA you work for one family. A job as a Nanny offers the unique opportunity to be involved daily in the development and supervision of the children, while also taking on a supportive role for busy parents.

Find out everything you need to know about becoming a Nanny through TFA, from the characteristics required of a Nanny to finding the perfect match with a family.

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What are the characteristics of a Nanny?

Do you recognize yourself in the points below? Then a job as a Nanny is really something for you! 

  • You have a passion for working with children and find in this the challenge of guiding them as they grow up.
  • You seek depth in your work and have a desire to develop within your field.
  • You hold a child-related degree, such as educational assistant, nurse, teaching assistant or the PABO.
  • You are creative and open-minded. You are full of ideas and come up with challenging activities that encourage children's development. 
  • You have a great sense of responsibility.
  • You respond to and carry out the wishes of the family, you have a flexible working attitude in this.
  • You are a role model. You are presentable and the family's business card. You master good manners.
  • You are proactive by getting ahead of the situation and can switch gears well.
  • You are respectful and handle the information entrusted to you by the family with discretion.

Did you know that in addition to Nannies, we also train and match Family Assistants? Read here the difference between a Nanny and a Family Assistant and see which job suits you best.

What are the working conditions of a Nanny through TFA like?

A Nanny is employed on a full-time salaried contract with a family. This is unique, as many Nannies work through the home service arrangement. If you are employed by the employer you are socially insured and the family pays employer taxes for you. You also get paid when you are sick, for example, and are entitled to vacation days and vacation pay. You get a contract for a fixed number of hours with a minimum of 30 hours per week. This makes a job as a Nanny a unique combination of freedom, independence and responsibilities. 

What is the salary if I become a Nanny through TFA?

A Nanny's salary is usually higher than the average in this industry. This requires flexibility and dedication to one family. We work on a private basis, and the employer offers you an employment contract. The salary indication is between €2,700 to €5,000 per month (based on education level and experience).

Training and coaching during your career as a Nanny

Our Nannies are given access to the TFA Academy after a positive interview and after screening of references, VOG, diplomas and first aid. Here you will find different modules with classes on topics such as parenting, child development, etiquette, caregiving and family management. We also hold regular (live) master classes, where you can connect with other Nannies and exchange experiences. This way, we make sure you can start working as a high-quality professional on our team from day one. In addition, we always coach and guide you in your career.

What does the application process for Nannies at TFA look like?

Because quality and reliability are our number one priorities, we work with a set application process. This is how we help you find your ideal match. The application procedure for Nannies looks like this:

Did you get excited?

 If so, please contact us using the button below. We look forward to getting to know you! 

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