If you are someone with a spirit of adventure, who prefers a change to the ‘same old same old’, then you might want to consider Nanny jobs abroad. The Nanny job description has changed considerably in recent years, and tends nowadays to embrace a more rounded formal childcare role. This role often includes some kind of agreed teaching or instructional duties. In the case of Nannies working abroad, this can mean teaching English as a second language.
Combining the responsibilities of being a Nanny with teaching English to children, as well as living in a foreign country, can be an exciting career move. There are many benefits to consider, especially regarding the range of opportunities in the former Soviet Union, particularly in Moscow, and the wider Moscow area.
First and foremost, there is the chance to spread your wings, and stretch yourself both personally and professionally. From a personal point of view, you will travel to a different part of the world, which may be completely new to you. You’re likely to meet new people, and probably will make a fresh set of friends. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of sites to see. Russia, these days, offers a stunning combination of different attractions, from the walled-in palaces and temples of the Kremlin, with its distinctive golden domes, to the vigorous Soviet art forms to be experienced in the capacious Metro stations. Then there is the rich and hearty cuisine to get your teeth in to, including Golubtsy, essentially stuffed cabbage – a delicious warm dish which is far tastier than it sounds.
Perhaps even more important than the opportunity for personal development, Nanny jobs abroad, and particularly in Moscow, offer remarkable opportunities for professional development. Principally, experience teaching English as a second language will benefit any CV, both in the immediate present, as well as in the future. This is a skill that is welcomed in almost any country of the world, and can help to bring all sorts of potential employment. Furthermore, this skill shows any future employer that you have an ability and eagerness to communicate, as well as to share ideas with others; important qualities for any modern business professional, especially when working in a team.
Finally, be aware that Nanny pay rates in the Former Soviet Union are particularly good, in comparison with counterpart roles elsewhere. One reason is that the clients who are seeking Nannies tend to be moderately wealthy, partly as an economic offshoot of the transition to democracy in the 1990s.
Moreover, you will be well looked after in other ways apart from financial. Here at Bonne International, a leading international Nanny Agency we ensure that all of our employees have the care and resources they need. This includes a smoothly managed interview process, in which candidates fly out to meet the client family and spend time with them; and a personal, well-organised induction in to life in a new location should the client be successful.
Finally, our Moscow office includes a fully-staffed helpline, so there will always be a friendly voice at the other end of the phone.