Nanny Expectations

A nanny can bring a lot to your home, here are a list of nanny hiring expectations.

 A nanny is someone who will care for your children and all his needs throughout the day or night.  A nanny will see to it that your children are fed, do their homework, and will clean up after the children.  If your children have extracurricular activities she will take them to their activities.  You should expect the nanny to have a driving license, to have loads of patience, and to love children.  A nanny needs to be able to work at the last minute.  She should be available all hours of the day and every day of the week.  A nanny must be able to drop everything in order to vacation with the family so she can care for the children while the family is on vacation.

Hiring a Nanny

When it is time to hire a nanny you are going to want to take your time in finding one.    This person is going to spend a lot of time with your children.  Your children are your most precious possession.  Always do a background check on the nanny before hiring them.  Do not skip this step.  A background check can reveal a lot about the prospective nanny.

If possible do a trial run with the nanny.  Have them come and spend some time with your children while you are at home.  You can see how well the nanny interacts with your children and if the children feel comfortable with her.

Do not be afraid to ask questions of the nanny.  You want to know as much as possible about the nanny.

Finding a Nanny

Finding the right nanny for your children is going to require some patience and some time of you.  You can use nanny services to find a nanny.  A service will usually already have done a background check on the nannies you are going to interview.  Follow-up on the background check.  When you use a service you will have to pay the service and the nanny.  Their price is usually a percentage of what you pay the nanny.  You can also find nannies advertised in the newspaper.  Check the classified ads.

When you do locate a nanny you will want to make sure they at least have a high school diploma.  The nanny will have to help your children with their homework at times.  Having a safe driving record is also important.  The nanny may have to drive your children around at times.  Having training in child care helps as does having experience in child care.

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