Nannies from the Heartland
Caring, Supportive, Professional Placements
Serving Families and Nannies since 1990


At Nannies from the Heartland, Inc., we're committed to helping families find the best nanny to meet each family's unique needs and requirements. Listed below are profiles of some of the nanny candidates currently seeking a position through Nannies from the Heartland, Inc. This list does not reflect all the excellent candidates available. Nannies from the Heartland, Inc. screens all nanny candidates for your particular needs. The requirements listed are our minimal qualifications. Be assured that all the nannies profiled below meet and exceed these minimum qualifications.

  • Previous nanny employment; a minimum of one (1) year full time nanny experience that is current or very recent. We are primarily referring nannies that have been placed and/or screened through our service previously. Many candidates have also a 2 year or 4 year college degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.
  • At least three employment related child care references that are not family members or personal friends.
  • Own a safe, insured vehicle
  • Good driving record, clear criminal background check
  • Non-smoker, good health, ability to perform the essential physical functions of a nanny job 
  • Ability to work with a family for a minimum of one (1) year. We do not do summer only placements.
  • Because of the requirements for work experience and for post secondary education related to child development (or extensive child care experience), applicants will typically be at least 24 years old.

Additional qualifiers that are helpful, but not required:

  • CPR/First Aid certified or willingness to obtain certification
  • Post secondary education specific to child care, education or related field

Indicates nannies we have placed with client families previously.

You might be interested to know: Over 50% of the nannies placed with our service have a two or four year degree in a child specific field. The average placement longevity through our service is over three years. The average age of the nannies placed through our service is 41 years old.

FYI - The International Nanny Association provides these child care definitions:

  • Nanny - Employed by the family on either a live in or live out, part time or full time basis, to undertake all tasks related to the care of children. Duties are generally restricted to child care and the domestic tasks related to the children. May or may not have had formal training, though often have extensive child care experience and a background in early childhood education. Typically, full time employed nannies will work 40 - 60 hours per week. Usually works unsupervised.

  • Babysitter - Provides supervisory, custodial care of children on a full time or part time basis with no special training or experience required.

    Name: Shannon
    Available:   Anytime now to end of May
    Seeking: Full Time, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education:  For the past 21 years, Shannon has worked as a nanny with infant to school age children and also as a household manager/nanny. She has been with her current employer for 11 years. Shannon is seeking a job in Minneapolis or the western suburbs.
    Name: Laura
    Available: Immediately
    Seeking: Part Time
    Child care experience and education:  Laura has worked as a part time and temporary nanny for the last four years. Prior to this, she was a college teacher for many years. She brings a strong educational background,  maturity, depth of knowledge, imagination, humor and a lot of heart to her work. Laura is also able to engage children in Spanish and French. She is seeking a 3-4 day week job in SW Minneapolis or a close in suburb.
    Name: Cheryl
    Available:   Two week notice
    Seeking: Full Time, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education:  For over 13 years, Cheryl worked as a nanny with infant to school age children.  She has a BS degree in Elementary Education and has done substitute teaching and temporary nanny work. Cheryl is currently a lead teacher with infants in a child care center. She is seeking an opportunity to provide more individual personal care to children with a family in the western suburbs.
    Name: ReNae
    Available: May
    Seeking: Full Time
    Child care experience and education:  ReNae is a very experienced nanny who has an AA degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. She has worked  as a nanny with 15 different families, some in shared positions,  and  with children from infant to school age. ReNae still maintains a relationship with several of these families. She is seeking a new nanny job in the western suburbs.  ReNae is available immediately to do part time short term temporary nanny work.
    Name: Angie
    Available:   Immediately
    Seeking: Full Time, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education:  For the past four years, Angie has worked as full time and temporary on call nanny with infant to young school age children.  For 12 years prior to this, Angie was a home daycare provider.  Angie would like to work in Minneapolis,  St Paul or a north/northeast suburb.
    Name: Patty
    Available: March/April
    Seeking: Part  Time, 30 hours, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education:  Patty is an experienced nanny and  family day care provider.  She has also worked in preschool and school settings and as a swim instructor. Patty has experience caring for children from infants to young school age.  She would like a job in the southern suburbs or Minneapolis or St Paul.


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