Please take advantage of our free tools and resources. Our sample forms should give you a good footing in your search. There is an abundance of information here for you to use while you learn the ins and outs of the home-help industry. Our goal is to provide you with quality knowledge so that you can safely and effectively find and hire the perfect nanny, caregiver or home-helper.
Accepting the right nanny position is a huge decision, since most families want or expect a year long commitment from the nanny. If you make the wrong choice, you may end up being miserable. Take a look at the following tips while considering a nanny position.
A nanny’s main responsibility is to care for the employer’s children, always providing a safe, healthy, learning and loving environment.
Finding the perfect nanny isn’t always easy but if you follow these steps it will shorten the process. Step 1 Analyze your own situation and figure out what your needs are. Think about whether you want the nanny to live in or out, how many hours you’d like the nanny to work, what the schedule […]
There are many pros to hiring a live in nanny, especially if you need care for your children that is not on a set schedule. Most live in nannies work when they are needed, although they do appreciate some kind of set hours. Live in nannies are generally there when you need them. A live […]
This really depends on the nanny. Some nannies are more than happy to help you out around the house, as long as it does not interfere with caring for the children. Other nannies are adamant about not doing any housework. You will need to ask the nanny during her interview how she feels about this […]
Many issues are not easy to see coming, especially when families have so many other things going, like juggling kids, after school activities, work and running the home. It’s easy to put nanny issues on the back burner. Parents may not realize that the nanny is taking on much more work than she originally […]
Never leave a nanny or any caregiver alone with a child without doing a thorough pre-employment background check. You should be able to run an extensive background check for less than $100.
A nanny or babysitter should always provide you with at least 3 references that you can call and speak with. If they also provide you with the family’s e-mail, make sure you get a chance to talk parent to parent since e-mails can be orchestrated. If they have less than a year or two of […]
Before jumping into the world of being a nanny, it is wise to take a moment to determine if the nanny profession is right for you. Here are a few factors that nannies should consider: Nannies must love children and genuinely enjoy being around them. Nannies must be a calm, patient person who does not […]
It is recommended for nannies to undergo a national background check on themselves if they want to be taken seriously by the family. This simple process lets the family know that the nanny understands the importance of having a clear record when working with children and shows a sense of preparedness. Think of it this […]
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