Christy was great with my daughter. She was always finding new activities for them to do together. She learned my daughter's routine and did a great job with meeting all of her needs. She cares deeply about the children she works with and I saw first hand her ability to help calm a child who was having a meltdown. - Heidi
Kate has an amazing personality! She is kind, compassionate and understanding. She is reliable and dependable as a coworker. I have known Kate on a personal level for many years, she has watched my children grow, I would trust her with anything. There really isn't anything negative I can say about her. - Kate Flatoff
I had Kate watch my 2 year old son. She always showed up on time each day and would always come with age appropriate activities or ideas to keep him busy throughout the day. She was very good about keeping with our nap, meal, and snack schedule and my son was always excited to see her. - Ashley
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.