Nannies should always be hesitant about meeting any families for the first time through online nanny services as well as popular classified sites. If you use an online site, make sure that only your first name will be seen on your profile. Online services can be very helpful in finding nanny positions, as long as you take the right safety precautions. At NannyCare.com, we recommended that you ask the families for a personal reference before you meet with them. You should also ask them for their full names and occupations so that you can research who they are before your in-person interview. Google is a great way to verify information. Also, always meet families for the first time at a Starbucks or other location where there are a lot of people present.
You will need to decide when you feel comfortable giving the family your phone number since we use private messaging on the site. We strongly recommend that you speak with the family on the phone in order to determine if the job sounds like a good fit. Don’t be afraid to ask the family questions of your own. Most families appreciate it when the nanny inquires about them and wants to know specifics about their job.
Never respond to any emails asking for cashier checks or asking for your bank account information since this could easily be a scam. There have been many occurrences of scammers acting as families and contacting nannies with a fake job offer that requires the nanny to cash a fake check or give the family their bank information.
There are different types of nannies. Some examples include college-aged nannies, grandmother nannies, retired teachers, baby nurses, night nannies, housekeeper nannies, and babysitters. It is important to decide prior to your search which type of nanny is the best fit for you and your family. Keep in mind that a college-aged nanny is probably not […]
Are you wondering if you made the right decision? One of the key elements is to trust your gut instinct. If you had a great interview, received outstanding references from her former employers and had a great trial run, then you probably made the right decision. Also, don’t forget to make sure the nanny […]
When parents are looking for quality child care, often times the question arises; What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter? A babysitter is someone that just comes on occasion usually for a date night here and there. You may use the same babysitter every time or have a list of different babysitters […]
The best place to find a nanny or babysitter is through word of mouth. Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they know of any good nannies and babysitters in your area. Most are willing to share a good babysitter since they are only using them occasionally when needed and it’s a nice gesture to […]
Should I pay the nanny a salary or should I pay the nanny hourly? The answer to this question depends on what type of child care services you need and if you are hiring a part time nanny, full time nanny or live in nanny. It also depends on how often the nanny will providing […]
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