How to Hire a Nanny and Caregiver
Are you thinking of hiring a nanny?
A nanny is a person who cares for your children when you can’t, which explains why this decision is so important. In fact, some would say a nanny or caregiver is the most important person you will ever hire. And since the person you hire will be taking care of your most valuable and prized assets, you need to find someone who will do more than keep them fed and clothed. You need someone who will provide structure and discipline, engage them daily, teach them essential life skills and, most importantly, love them when you can’t be there to do so yourself.
Don’t take this decision lightly. Get it right, and you’ll rest easy knowing someone you trust is caring for your kids. Get it right, and your kids will grow to love this person just as they would a favorite aunt or uncle. Get it wrong, and you might rival Stephen King with the horror stories you could write.
So, how do you go about finding a great nanny? Let’s take a look.
- The High Cost of Childcare: Can You Afford It?
- Think About Your Expectations
- Become a Legal Employer
- What Do I Have to Withhold?
- Request a Background Check
- Look at Training and Certifications
- Consider Using a Nanny Agency
- Meet Multiple Times
- Have contract In Writing
Finding the right nanny can take months, and it’s not a process that you should rush through. Whenever possible, give yourself enough time to vet every person who submits a resume thoroughly.
Do you use a nanny to care for your children? How would you describe your experience?