Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family

The end of summer is quickly approaching, which means back to school is right around the corner. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect nanny to fit with your family!

Those of us who have off during the summer months or will start commuting to the office again are now faced with the task of finding the right caregiver for our children. At LifeWorx, we know it can be a challenging process to ensure your kids are safe and nurtured when left in the hands of someone else. Here are some key points to keep in mind when searching for the perfect nanny for your family:

 

Skills

Each qualified nanny has a unique set of skills and prior work experience. When you begin your nanny search, think about what you want them to assist you with, whether it’s picking your children up from school and driving them to various extracurricular activities, helping them with homework or preparing their meals. Remember to consider your child’s specific needs.

Personality

A caregiver’s personality is equally as important as their experience and expertise. You’ll want to make sure that their character and disposition will align with those of you and your children. This is why it’s essential to meet with a potential hire before they begin working.

Schedule

It’s crucial to be clear about when your nanny will be working, whether they are part-time, full-time or live-in caregivers. Not only will this help you find someone whose schedule aligns with your needs but ensure you avoid any miscommunication with regards to who is looking after your children and when.

Compensation

Nannies are in high demand as more families seek caregivers during this time of year. You may have to be willing to offer a higher pay rate to guarantee that an experienced, caring nanny wants to work for you.

Flexibility

As much as we would love someone who could take care of all of life’s problems, nannies are not robots. Many are happy to help with simple chores around the house in addition to taking care of your little ones, but remember that they deserve the same respect and courtesy that you expect from them. Once again, this comes back to your nanny’s pay rate and specific skill set. Before they begin their position, remember to be up front about what their responsibilities will be and your expectations from them so that this can be negotiated in advance.

 

If you’re ready to find a nanny with the right experience and personality for your family, LifeWorx is here to help. Our nannies are available on a part-time, full-time or live-in basis, and all have at least three years of experience working full-time. We ensure they are responsible drivers with their own vehicles, and many have First Aid and baby nurse certifications, know CPR and are experienced with special needs children. LifeWorx Care Coordinators work diligently to make finding an expert caregiver stress-free and simple, so give us a call or stop by one of our office locations today.

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