For all of you stopping by on The Funny Nanny regularly (as you should!), occasionally (fine..) or just once (you should really stop by more often, I am nice, I promise)  you might have wondered where and how I gathered some of the information I use in my blog posts and in my everyday life.

I will share my secrets about nanny life, au pair life, and so much more. Browse through these links and feel free to contact me if you want your service, blog or an idea to be featured here!

*This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click on them I may earn a few cents. Don’t worry! I only recommend stuff that I love and would use myself. There is no charge to you.* 


Job Search

There are many ways to search for a new nanny job.

  • Word of mouth
  •  Join social media groups dedicated to childcare in your area
  • Print banners and hang them in indoor playgrounds and libraries
  • Check out local and international Nanny agencies
  • Look for listings on online nanny referral sites.

Here are few I am familiar with:

Some Facebook pages to consider:

 Background Check

These are the things that can be verified with a background check :

  • Driving Record
  • Credit Report
  • Drug Testing
  • Past Employment
  • Education
  • Criminal Record

When applying for a new position, it’s always good to have a background check ready done and stored in your Nanny Binder.

Check out the websites below, they offer quick and affordable background checks.

Nanny Courses, Associations & Blogs I love

I will probably add more and more links here as I discover fun and educational things online.


If you are looking to further your education here are some good websites to check out:


Being a member of Nanny Association will look amazing on your resume and many offer perks and additional support to members.

Nanny blogs you should check out:


Nanny Tax and Payroll Services

First things first. Are you paid under the table or as an independent contractor ? If your answer is yes, find a way to bring it up to the family, it is illegal and you deserve better.

Here are several Nanny Tax and Payroll Services.



Au Pair Agencies & First Steps to Becoming an Au Pair

To become an au pair in U.S. there are several agencies designated by Department of State. In order to be able to work in the United States as an AuPair you will have to obtain a visa through the Agencies designated by the Department of State. This is the only way to enter the USA legally as an AuPair. Check out the list and contact numbers on this link.

For anyone wanting to become an au pair in other parts of the world, I don’t have any information at this time. If you have had an experience as an AuPair overseas, please let me know as I would love to interview you for a blog post.

Here is a list of Designated Sponsor Organizations as decided by the US State Department:

List of AuPair agencies Approved by the US State Department

Information for AuPairs:

The Best Au Pair Blogs to Follow





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Successful nannies are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles