Jenean was incredibly dependable and flexible with our very demanding schedule. More importantly, she built an amazing bond with our two boys from infancy to when they started school full-time. She had a massive and positive impact on their development and we were lucky to have her. We highly recommend! - Derek
She was super bubbly and got to know every kid individually. Also very courteous and respectful and always did what was asked of her without complaint. Loved how go with the flow she is! - Elisabeth
Katie took care of my granddaughter with tender loving care and kindness. She would feed her, clean up after her, bathe her, change her, comfort her, sing for her and read her books and put her down for her naps and take her on walks. My granddaughter’s face would light up when she saw Katie. Sensitive to our granddaughter’s needs. - Tanja Taff Morello
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.