Erin loves children! And kids adore her! She is very responsible, and engaging with the kids. She is reliable, always on time and very flexible with her time. We have hired Erin on numerous occasions throughout the years to stay with our kids. She is always their first choice! Any family that hires her is lucky to have her! Can't say enough good things. Please call with any questions. - Erin
Emily watched my baby while I was at work. I was close by and would always come nurse on my lunch. I saw Emily work with all the babies including my own; caring for them, playing with them, rocking them, and just being a consistent in their life. My daughter loved her which was huge because she was extremely shy and didn't like many people outside her family. - Alicia
We love Ms Emily! She was with my daughter in the infant room from the time she was 8 weeks old till 15 months. My daughter adored her, and had a hard time moving up to the next class because of her! We will miss her, but know she will do amazing things! - Danielle Gallimore
Start by posting a profile with everything candidates should know about your infant care position. Next, browse candidates and reach out to a few people you think might make a great fit. Once you find the right candidate, you can take advantage of Nanny Lane’s services, including background checks, PLUS, and nanny payroll.
Infant nannies are best suited for families’ that have newborns. An infant nanny offers support with the care and well-being of newborns. Infant care nanny responsibilities include diapering and providing care for any rashes, swaddling, bathing, feeding, and burping. Infant care nannies are very skilled in caring for newborns, and some have experience specifically with premature newborns or multiples. It is important to take these factors into account when determining how much you should pay an infant care nanny.
If you’re looking for early socialization for your baby while saving on the cost of an infant nanny, you can try a nanny share. In a nanny share, you split the costs of an infant care nanny with another family. Alternatively, you could create a nanny share to create an infant care nanny position by having two families who want part-time child care. Beyond costs, there are other considerations in deciding between an infant nanny and an infant nanny share. It is essential to think about your family's additional desired responsibilities and the infant nanny when making this decision.
Once you start connecting with prospective infant nannies, the next step is an infant care interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:
At this stage, you can ask for references to better understand if they should move forward in your hiring process.
After you’ve found the right candidate to be your infant nanny, writing a job offer can your family think through the what you’re asking of your infant nanny and help determine what compensation is fair. For your infant nanny, a job offer fosters understanding and enables them to commit more easily.
If you want to run a background check on the candidates for your infant nanny position, we recommend giving a job offer that is contingent upon the results of the background check.
After presenting your job offer, facilitate a discussion between your family and your infant nanny to clarify any confusion. Once you have found an agreement with your infant nanny, you can document this in a contract for your infant nanny. Setting clear expectations and fostering an environment for trust is essential to building the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny.