Best Interview Questions For A Nanny

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When it comes to hiring a nanny, you want to find the best fit for your family. Aside from thoroughly inspecting their resume, you’ll need to interview your nanny to get a better feel for their experience and personality. You are trusting this person to care for your children, and asking the below interview questions will ensure you and your nanny have a positive working relationship:

How long have you been a nanny? Don’t place too much emphasis on age – you can hire a young nanny if they’ve been in the field of childcare for a few years...

Nannies vs. Babysitters: What’s The Big Difference?

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Although they often get lumped together, nannies and babysitters are far from the same. Yes, both are childcare workers, but there are many differences between the two.

Nannies Nannies are often certified professionals who are employed by one family. They work full or part-time and, in some cases, live with the family that employs them. If the family requires it, nannies will also fulfill more than just childcare tasks, like preparing meals, cleaning and grocery shopping. As with any professional job, nannies are paid either an hourly wage or a yearly salary. They pay taxes and must have all legal...

Five Ways You And Your Nanny Can Help Build Your Child’s Character

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Shaping your child’s character is an important part of being a parent and luckily you don’t have to do it alone. By working with your nanny, you can build your child’s character to help them become a wonderful, caring and compassionate person. Here are five ways you can shape minds and instill values and humanity:

  1. Good manners go far
  2. Showing your child the importance of saying “please” and “thank you” can help build their character. Good manners also instill confidence in your child because they will feel good about themselves for being polite. You and your nanny should also promote sharing,...

5 Reasons Your Nanny Wants To Quit … And It’s Not The Money!

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If your nanny has quit – or you suspect they might – your first reaction might be to re-examine their pay. However, there are several reasons your nanny might decide it’s time to move on that aren’t directly related to their compensation. Changes in their own life, their perception of the work environment and their workload are all reasons your nanny could be quitting. Below are 5 common reasons your nanny has decided to quit.

  1. Change in responsibilities
  2. If the original agreement you established with your nanny isn’t aligning with their current responsibilities, your nanny might feel misled. Your...

Top 5 Qualities A Good Nanny Should Have

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A positive working relationship with your nanny is built on shared values and trust. Aside from experience in the field and chemistry with you and your children, a nanny should have a specific set of qualities in order to create a fun, safe and educational environment for your children.

The needs of every family is different, however there are some key fundamental traits a nanny should possess. Below are the top 5 qualities your nanny should have: Passion for Early Childhood Education Your nanny should have an obvious love for children. However, it’s also a bonus if they are passionate about...