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Theresa  C. - Seeking Work in Reno
Theresa C.

I couldn't imagine a more loving or energetic nanny than Theresa. She cared for my son like he was her own. Teaching him manners and providing learning opportunities. I trust her fully and would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a loving caretaker for their child. - Heather

Sara M. - Seeking Work in Salt Lake City
Sara M.

Sara has been helping with my my two girls a lot over the years. She has been a great drop in sitter (as that’s all we needed). She is always available and has a great attitude. The kids loved her and she was very interactive with them giving them lots of attention. - Stephany

Danielle W. - Seeking Work in El Dorado Hills
Danielle W.

Danielle is responsible, and she is also very loving and attentive. She loves children and they love her. - Janet

How to Hire a Nanny

Nanny Lane is a nanny website to help you find a nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.

Common Nanny Responsibilities in the United States

In hiring a nanny, first, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example to housekeeping or meal preparation, it is good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. The different duties that you ask of your nanny should impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Nanny Interviews:

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. Here is a list of some nanny interview questions:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references? If yes, here are some questions to ask the nanny's references.
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • Do you have a driver's license? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

Following the interview, it is essential to ask for references and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, it is important to make sure you're setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! Learn more about how to hire a nanny here and Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

How to find a nanny on Nanny Lane
Create a Profile
Create a Profile
Tell nannies and families about yourself
Connect & Hire
Connect & Hire
Message, interview, and run a background check
Start Payroll
Start Payroll
We do all your nanny payroll and taxes for you.