If you’re looking to hire a nanny, you’ll want to write an ad that communicates who your family is and what your needs are. You can share your ad with your network to find candidates, post it virtually or even hang paper copies around your neighborhood.

Feel free to copy and paste the below sample ad into your own doc to use as a base to write your own ad.

A white woman on her knees wearing jeans and a gray shirt, playing with a toddler, by holding her to the side.

Seeking a Caring and Reliable Nanny for Our Family

Are you a caring and experienced nanny looking for a wonderful family to join? Look no further! Our family is seeking a nurturing and trustworthy nanny to provide exceptional care for our children.

About Us:

We are a loving and busy family with two adorable children, aged 3 and 5 located in the Eastmoor neighborhood of Columbus. Both of us work full-time, and we strive to provide a nurturing, stimulating environment for our kids grounded in empathetic, open-minded values.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing care for our children in a safe and supportive manner.
  • Engaging the children in age-appropriate activities that promote learning, creativity, and social development.
  • Taking the children on outings like going to the park, library and playdates. 
  • Preparing nutritious meals and snacks for the kids.
  • Assisting with light housekeeping tasks related to the children, such as tidying up their play areas and doing their laundry.

Requirements and details:

  • Prior experience as a nanny or in a similar role with excellent references.
  • Driver’s license and willingness to drive around the city with the children. 
  • Ability to create a stimulating and engaging environment for our children.
  • Be willing to update parents a few times a day with photos photos.
  • First aid and CPR certification preferred but not required.

Compensation and benefits:

  • We will provide a written work agreement
  • Pay is $30-35/hr
  • If you use your own car, we will do a mileage reimbursement to cover gas and wear on the car.  If you use our car, we will provide money for gas.
  • We offer paid time off for 9 federal holidays per year, 2-weeks paid vacation, 5 paid sick days, and 1 month family/medical leave if needed.
  • Paid professional development opportunities such as [insert example here]


This is a 40 hour/week position.  M-F 8:30am -4:30pm.

Anticipated start date:

We’d like someone to start on August 1st but we have some flexibility.

If you are passionate about providing exceptional care, fostering growth, and becoming an important part of our children’s lives, we would love to hear from you!

Please email or text to express your interest. We look forward to meeting you and discussing this wonderful opportunity further.

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