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Hiring a Nanny? 10 Things to Keep in Mind (page 2)

Hiring a Nanny? 10 Things to Keep in Mind

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Updated on Jun 20, 2014

Get ready for your first day

When you have made your final hiring decision and your new nanny is about to start the job, it is a good idea to prepare an Information Sheet and Daily Schedule. The Information Sheet should include important contact information including your own, neighbors, family, and family doctors. Your Daily Schedule should include such information as your child’s nap times, preferred times for meals, play dates or classes, and anything else that will help outline daily activities.

Communicate to build a great relationship

The best nannies are those that become a vital part of the family. Openly and frequently communicating with your nanny will help create a close relationship and foster mutual trust. You can achieve this by just taking 5-10 minutes at the end of each day to speak with your nanny about the day.

Evaluate your nanny

As with any job, you should plan on having a performance evaluation with your nanny 3-6 months after hiring him or her. This will allow you and your nanny to discuss the job, including what works well and what doesn’t. It will give you a chance to openly communicate with your nanny, correct anything that’s not working well, and praise your nanny for a job well done.

With these tips, you should be well on your way to hiring the perfect nanny for your family!

Carolin Soldo is a working mom of two young boys. After struggling to find a quality nanny for her own family, Carolin decided to launch www.NannyPro.com, an online matchmaker for families seeking nannies and babysitters. Carolin is an expert in the childcare field and helping families find the care they need. Carolin has a background in Business Management and holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo.

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