Kiara was such a great nanny for our 2 children. She is attentive, engaging, kind, and structured. She planned fantastic activities for kids, kept our home clean, held my kids accountable and I felt so at ease having my children under her care. She is college educated, has years of experience and is a rare gem! - Molly
Kiara was great with our daughter. She planned activities and crafts and was very engaged. She was extremely reliable and dependable. Kiara literally saved our sanity during the pandemic by assuming the full time care of our daughter during our daycare shutdown. She was also juggling classes and other responsibilities and managed it all well. We were very impressed with her maturity. - Brett
Beyond compared she is reliable, trustworthy and it shows that she has a passion for children! She was a lead teacher in my baby’s daycare class and babygirl couldn’t stop talking about how she loved miss Jackie! I would recommend her for any family that is looking for someone who they can trust their child with and not stand over them. - Kamari
Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. 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, 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.
Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:
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, it’s essential 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! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.