Things to keep in mind when you hire a nanny

Hiring a nanny for your kid is not the same as hiring a baby sitter for a few hours. It is a serious decision that needs to be taken after careful consideration. A nanny is someone who will become an important part of your family and will be responsible for providing care and love to your children. It is very important that parents and nannies have ideas about how care should be provided to kids in common. Most people either get a trusted person that theor families choose back to their home or choose to hire a nanny through an agency. An agency will offer you enough choices that will help you zero in to the kind of person you would want at home. However, there are a couple of points that you must keep in mind while hiring a nanny.

One of the benefits of hiring a nanny from an agency is the fact that a full background check will be done on candidates. However, it is recommended that parents do one of their own, just to be sure. You can never be too careful.

Nannies that are registered with agencies will also come fully equipped with references. This is great as one of the first things you need to do is ask for references from past employees so that you know if they are the best candidate for you.

One of the problems with hiring someone through an agency is that interviewing can be tricky because some candidates could be from other cities or states. It is important to specify the area that you are from and clearly state that you would prefer a nanny from  the same area. This makes interviewing them personally much easier-for both parties.

Confirm all certifications that the nanny has. Ensure that all the certificates that they have submitted are original.  Sometimes candidates use fake certificates or use outdated ones, so it is important to ask to see the card or certificate and authenticate it if they say that they have first-aid or CPR certification. Your children’s safety is at question here so making sure that everything is in order is vital.

It is important that your kids get along with the nanny. You should arrange a paid trial day(s) to see how everyone gets along and whether you should hire the candidate. It is the best way to find out how the candidate interacts with your kids and see if they look like they will share a good rapport with each other.
Experience is not the most important thing when it comes to nannies. Although many nannies who have years of training can be great, sometimes it is the ones who have less experience but love children and can be good role models for them that do the best jobs.
When you hire a nanny, make sure that you are both clear about the duties and responsibilities that she has right at the start. Rules about the house and the kids should be addressed as soon as she starts.

Do not hesitate to ask questions and voice out concerns. It is good if you can hear your nanny’s answers regarding the rules and about any emergency situations that could arise. It is when you are both able to communicate that things will go more smoothly in your home.

When you are hiring a nanny, you need to be sure about what qualities you want them to have.They are going to be in charge of your kids, so they need to be good role models and be a good influence on them as well. Another important point is that your kids should listen to them and how they handle your kids is important. If you find that your kids get along with a candidate, go for that person as it is guaranteed that your kids will not have a problem and you will not need to worry with them at her care.


Click here to read our tips on how to choose a daycare


3 responses

  1. […] mom. If you are in a nuclear set up, have someone come over and stay with you for a while or hire a nanny. Most agencies provide these services, but you will need to carry out a thorough check of the […]

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  3. pleasurablejourney | Reply

    The things which you have discussed above is very necessary when we hire nanny as it is not an easy task to hire a nanny. It is about your child’s life so you must have complete information about her.

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