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The McCrady Family
Fairfax, VA
3 kids
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A little bit about us…Our 9yo is a relationship kid. He needs to connect with you and know you're a safe, trusted part of his world in order for him to relax with you. He is on the autism spectrum, is limited verbally but can communicate basic needs and wants. He does have meltdowns so being able to identify and avoid triggers, and being able to redirect and avoid are tremendously important skillsets to have. Patience, empathy, and warmth are requirements in our ideal candidate.

Emma is also on the spectrum however she is high functioning and very chatty! She is known in school as the "Little Mommy" because she makes sure all of her classmates are okay and takes care of them when they're sad, hurting, or need a hand with something. She is a loving, caring, and helpful little soul with a spicy sense of humor! Emma loves interacting and is an absolute joy!

Connor is our spunky little guy. He is not on the spectrum but he has ADHD. Always on the go, he has enough energy to outlast everyone in the house. Like Emma, he's very social and loves praise and being a good helper. Connor loves playing and joking around.

Dennis has teachers coming into the house Tue/Wed/Thu and Mom tries to be there for them. However there may be times where Mom has to work and you may be there. Simply monitor the lessons and assist if Dennis starts to lose interest or unravel. Emma and Connor go to school and are bussed. The bus arrives at our doorstep so simply walk to the end of our driveway to get them and walk them inside.

As a sidenote, we have our old lady Kayla with us. She is a 12 year old German Shepherd Dog and she is slowing down a bit. During shifts, she will need to be let outside and back in again so she doesn't have an accident in the house. She is very sweet and losing her hearing and eyesight, so patience and gentleness is needed to help her through her day (though you're not responsible for her other upkeep).

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How to Find a Nanny Share in Fairfax, VA

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Understand the Cost of a Nanny Share in Fairfax, VA

The costs of a nanny share depends on your nanny share set up. How you share the cost a nanny can depend on the number of hours, children, and even who is hosting the nanny share. Additional expenses for nanny shares can include over-time, vacation time, and holiday bonuses.

Nanny Share Family Interviews in Fairfax, VA

Once you start connecting with prospective families, the next step is to interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some questions to ask the other family in a nanny share:

  • What is your discipline style (or what do you plan for it to be?)
  • If our nanny is late regularly, how would you want to handle it?
  • How would you describe your child(ren)?
  • How would you describe your parenting style?

Beyond these questions, try to create a job posting together by creating rules for your nanny share. In doing this, specific areas to focus on include discipline, over-time, and vacation time.

How to Set Up a Nanny Share in Fairfax, VA

In setting up a nanny share, there are lots of different ways to do it: finding a family with a nanny, hire a nanny and then find a family, or start by finding a family then hiring a nanny together.

When finding a family for a nanny share, you want to assess compatibility in terms of logistics, personalities, and parenting philosophies. It’s also important to be mindful that nanny shares can work with the kids of different ages whether it’s two infants or an older child with an infant, there are lots of different ways to set up a nanny share.

Understand Nanny Share Responsibilities in Fairfax, VA

Before beginning the search for a nanny share, 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. You can do this with the other family or alone. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Nanny Share Nanny Interviews in Fairfax, VA

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. There are questions for hiring a nanny in a nanny share and testing different scenarios. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • 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 in Fairfax? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being 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 in Fairfax, VA?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Fairfax, VA? 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?

During the hiring process, it’s 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, 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! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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