If you’ve got the travel bug and have decided to get an international nanny job, be sure to do some serious research beforehand. A good knowledge of the climate, food and culture will reduce (inevitable) homesickness. Check out local amenities for the kids as well as potential entertainment for you on your days/nights off. If you’re the social type, you might find rural isolation tricky to live with, however beautiful. It is also worth bearing in mind the local language, as families often want their nanny to speak in their native tongue to their children (if you are bi-lingual this is a great opportunity to improve). But in terms of discovering a new culture and way of life, an international nanny job can be a rewarding and rich experience.
While most countries within the European Union are easy to move between, others , such as the USA, will require a visa. Make sure that your nanny agency keeps you well informed of travel permits, visas and local employment laws.