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Amy F. - Seeking Work in Rutherford
Amy F.

Amy was a fantastic nanny. She treated our daughter like her own. She always had fantastic, editions activities planned, almost like she was still teaching a class! She took the children on adventures and helped build our child’s confidence and independence. She was flexible, loving and enthusiastic. Her positive attitude and redirection style were fantastic. Our own Mary Poppins! - Samantha

Pamela V. - Seeking Work in Bloomfield
Pamela V.

She went above and beyond. She wasn’t phoning it in. She was proactive about finding ways to help my son develop. She cared so much and gave genuine love - Jessica

Jasmyn R. - Seeking Work in Sacramento
Jasmyn R.

She was very attentive to my childrens every need . I have 3 boys ages 13,9,8 2 are on the spectrum.Jasmyn cooked, cleaned, played boarg games toys read boys. played sports . We really miss having her around , sad she moved as I would have her work more with us . - michelle

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How to Hire Special Needs Child Care in the United States

First, you should understand your requirements and preferences for this position and create your special needs nanny job. Then, as you find candidates that you like, you can message them to learn more about them. After you found the right candidate, you can take advantage of Nanny Lane’s services, including background checks, PLUS, and nanny payroll.

Common Responsibilities of Special Needs Child Care

The roles and responsibilities of a nanny caring for a child with special needs vary from position to position. Special needs nannies have diverse experiences with different needs and abilities. If your child has a consistent schedule or meals that they like to eat, your nanny’s responsibilities can include pick up/drop-off, meal preparation, and any other tasks needed to ensure the children’s well-being. It is essential to take these factors into account when determining how much you should pay a special needs nanny.

Interview Questions for Special Needs Child Care

As you start to find your favorite candidates for your special needs nanny position, invite them to a nanny interview. Here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • What's your experience caring for children with special needs?
  • How comfortable are you with following a routine?
  • Have you taken any special training?
  • Have you ever had an emergency or difficult situation while caring for a child with special needs?

At the end of the interview, if you’d like to move forward with the candidate, you can ask for references to learn more about their experiences.

Contracts for Special Needs Child Care

Once you have the right candidate for your special needs nanny job, you should present the candidate a job offer. This stage is an opportunity to foster open communication before they start or a situation arises. After presenting your job offer, facilitate a discussion between your family and your special needs nanny to clarify any confusion. Once you have found an agreement with your special needs nanny, you can document this in a contract.

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