What does it take to become a successful nanny? Sheri Lopez, who was recently crowned 2014 International Nanny Association's Nanny of the Year, recently shared some tips with Nanny Magazine. Find out the secrets of success below:
- Keep up with the industry: Lopez attributes her success to her desire to "always learn." She continues to take classes and receive certifications along the way. She tells the magazine that since the in-home childcare industry is always changing, it's important to stay relevant.
- Love your job: "I love my chosen career and could not imagine my life's path going in any other direction. I want to share with every nanny that they are special people; not everyone can do what we do," Lopez tells the source. "A nanny is a teacher, a supporter, and a mentor, and can make an amazing difference in the lives of every member of the family."
- Join professional groups: To keep from feeling isolated on the job, Lopez belongs to local nanny groups and meets up with them at least once a week to do a group activity or have lunch with the kids. She also created the Professional Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist of Arizona Group, which plans fun outings and networking events throughout the year.
As you can see, being a nanny is certainly a meaningful career and can open up the doors to a variety of opportunities. Plus, it allows you to use your creativity every day. If you're looking for a new job within the industry, be sure to register with Colonial Domestic Agency! We can match you with a family who will genuinely appreciate your skills and talents.