Becoming a Nanny Angel – Getting Started

Getting started as a Nanny Angel is a comprehensive process that will take you from the application stage to being fully trained in providing support to a family in crisis. Children’s needs during this difficult time are so important, so we take the time to prepare you completely through an exciting and deeply fulfilling training program, including a specialized grief and bereavement seminar with Registered Psychotherapist Andrea Warnick.

Once your application and background check has been processed and your qualifications and references have been confirmed, we will provide you with specialized training in supporting children whose mother has cancer.

Before becoming a Nanny Angel, you will be required to complete our online volunteer training program, which includes modules in:

  • The Nanny Angel Network Program for Children
  • Children’s grief and bereavement
  • Talking to children about cancer and family dynamics in the home

We will match you with a family based on compatibility and location. Transportation to and from visits will be reimbursed, a Nanny Angel Network shirt and light jacket will be provided and we’ll supply you with all the toys and other resources you’ll need to engage and enrich the children in your care.

Your responsibilities

You will provide four hours of specialized childcare per week to the same family, offering safe, creative experiences to children at home and in their community. You will provide regular feedback to the Program Coordinator, log your visits with the family and maintain professionalism in all interactions with clients, other volunteers and the organization.

Please ensure that a copy of your resume is available to upload.

Get Help

You don’t have to do this alone. It’s okay to ask for help – that’s why we’re here.

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Make an Impact

Become a dedicated volunteer and support kids through their mothers’ illness.

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