Where do I even begin! Tara is nothing short of amazing. She is incredibly hard working and always willing to go the extra mile to help others. She is professional, personable, and has a deep love for educating children. She builds strong bonds with each child she cares for and gets to know them as individuals. Tara has a kind heart and would make the most extraordinary nanny! - Allison
She’s amazing with the kids. She has a beautiful energy that makes kids get attached to her right away. She is a patient and helpful. I saw her working with kids and it’s simply amazing how she does the work. I will highly HIGLY recommend her. - Maria Paula
She is always on time and really considerate of my rules I have for my kids plus she helps my daughter with her ADHD and Bipolar episodes and my son has autism but Elise is the only one that is allowed to play with him without him freaking out. Plus she has an amazing personality and is really fun to have around your children - Taylor
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.