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: Nancy
    Available:   November/December
    Seeking: Full Time, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education: Nancy has worked as a nanny for over 30 years caring for children from birth to school age. She says that she loves what she does and can't imagine doing anything else that is fulfilling. Nancy also works as a temporary nanny through our service and would like to work three to four longer days per week. She is seeking a full time job in Minneapolis or the western suburbs.
    Name: Patty
    Available: November/December
    Seeking: Part or Full Time,  25-40 hours, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education:  Patty has been associated with and worked with our service since 1996.  She is seeking a long term nanny job, 25-40 hours per week. Patty has also done temporary nanny work through our service and has experience with toddler and preschool age children. She would like to work in Minneapolis, a close in west or north suburb.
    Name: Clare
    Available:  November/December
    Seeking: Full Time, Live Out position
    Child care experience and education:   Clare has worked as a nanny for almost 30 years. She was with one family for 10 years, another for 12 years and three others for 1-4 years. Clare has worked with two families with infant twins. She has experience caring for infant to school age children and in jobs that involve household management.   She is seeking a job in  Minneapolis or western suburbs.
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