How do I become an Extra Arms Nanny?


Send your CV in PDF format to info[@]


Your CV needs to include ALL childcare related life and work experiences. Whether formal or informal, we need to know what kind of work with children you have done, for how long and with what age groups. Please describe your past positions in as much detail as possible.


Extra Arms offers training to those who wish to expand their skill set and the age range of the children they can care for. Please take a look here for information on our upcoming courses.


In your email, let us know:

  • If you have already registered as a resident of Berlin or another German city (Anmeldung).

  • How long you intend to stay in Berlin.

  • If you are on a VISA, and what your VISA means in terms of how and how much you can work.

    Be advised: if you do not have a VISA that allows you to work in Germany for at least six months from the date on which you make contact with us we will not be able to offer interview. This is due to the fact that obtaining/renewing VISAs based on Nanny work is currently and unfortunately almost impossible.

  • Applications that do not contain this information will not be processed!


When we invite you in for interview:

  • Bring a paper copy of your CV

  • Bring your ID and Anmeldung for us to take a quick look at

  • Be ready to provide us with references or referee contacts for your childcare related work.

  • Know that interviews will last at least one and a half hours, and cannot be rushed!


What happens after interview?

  • If your interview was successful, and you were able to provide us with the documentation we need, you will be added to our Nanny books.

  • Twice a week you will receive the list of our available positions, and will be encouraged to express interest in those you feel are a good match for you.

  • Your candidatures will be sent on to families, and interviews will be scheduled as appropriate.

  • We will support you in all phases of negotiation, and provide you and the family with the information you need to make informed choices.

  • Once a family and Nanny have decided to work together, we will support them in drafting an agreement and ensuring their working relationship is appropriately managed.

  • We will remain available to all our pairings throughout their work together to assist, mediate and ensure your time together is beneficial to all involved.

  • You will have access to our internal social media groups, so you can get to know fellow Nannies and always be informed of our events, trainings and plans for the future.



Sample Nanny CV:


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Sample Nanny cover letter:


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Sample Nanny reference letter:


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We value your honesty, enthusiasm and sincere commitment to providing thoughtful care above all other things.

Take the time to let us know who you are, why you wish to work as a carer of children, and how Nannying fits into your life.

We are working to create a community of supportive peers who can guide you, support you and keep you company on the road to becoming the best carer you can be.