There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as choosing a person to leave your children with for extended periods of time. Finding a nanny you can trust isn’t a simple process, and it only seems to get that much more intense when you factor in the endless procession of disturbing headlines and revelations that tend to pop up every year about child care services. With that in mind, here are some of the most important things that you should be thinking about as you go about your nanny search in 2019.
So you’ve found the perfect nanny your kids love her, she’s a great fit for your family and everything seems to be falling into place. Is there a better feeling? Maybe not, but before you seal the deal, consider drawing up a nanny contract. What is a nanny contract? It’s a written document between you and the nanny you’re hiring that serves as a basic agreement of the expectations for the role.
Moving is hard enough, but multiplying it by having kids and doing it in a city as bustling and hectic as New York City makes it incredibly complicated. A move can be a very difficult transition for children, even if it’s just one across town. Just like at the start of the school year, a move can be a difficult transition period for children. However, moving can also be an excellent opportunity to get a new lease on life if you allow it to be.
They are specialists who love and care for your kids in your absence and for many families, their nanny is more than just someone who works for them. Many times, nannies become a part of the family and are involved in the children’s lives for years to come, well after their “job” as a childcare specialist is completed. If you’re looking to hire a nanny, here are some important must-knows before you start the hiring process.
As a parent, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is the one that determines who will care for your child when you can’t. For most, that means the decision between nannies and daycare while mom and dad are at work, but, in recent years, there has been a new trend on the rise.
The busy city of New York can be tough to live in, especially if you’re a working parent. Whether you need to stay out for meetings, night shifts, to fetch some groceries without having the kids pull and tug at you, or even get out on a much-needed date night, a babysitter is a must have for every family.
Hiring a nanny can be quite a blessing for many households. Between busy schedules, careers, extra-curriculars, and everything else that pops up in our daily lives, having someone there to lend a hand can be a godsend. That is, as long as you find the right someone to help out and you take the proper steps to keep things running smoothly.
There seems to be a rise in the ideology that nannies must inherently be all-knowing, psychic, and micromanaged all at the same time. While in most cases this is simply a (major) miscommunication, rest assured there are easy steps to take to ensure the nanny/parent relationship is harmonious for all.
Oftentimes, the difference between a frustrating babysitting experience and an utterly perfect one lies in how we prep our sitters (or how the sitters prep for the littles for that matter). Whether you’re a babysitter looking for tips for getting the kiddos to listen, or you’re a parent looking to improve the chances of keeping a good sitter on the hook, there are a few fool-proof tricks to keep things running smooth and fun!
After a flurry of nanny interviews, you’ve finally narrowed down a candidate that seems like the perfect fit for your family. She has experience, she’s down-to-earth and level-headed, and oh, one minor detail—your kids absolutely love her. You couldn’t be happier, but don’t sign on the dotted line just yet…