Welcome to the Mommybites child care section! Here you will find information on our famous mom generated boards to help you find just the right childcare provider and situation for your family, or help your nanny find a new beloved family:
Here are some great tips for helping your nanny find a post-you job:
A. Use your connections and social networks (via Facebook, class lists, etc.) to start letting friends and family know your nanny is looking for a job. Let people know why she is leaving your family (you’re moving, your kids are older, etc. so that people know she is leaving under good circumstances).
It’s also helpful to know when she can start her new job, her past work experience, time/years with your family, list if she has first aid/CPR certifications, will work weekends, if she drives and any personal details that will highlight her skill sets. Invite people to pass along your message if they know anyone who is looking for a nanny.
B. You can extend the search by listing your nanny on Meetup groups, agency sites in your area or on community websites (e.g., many apartment buildings have online “community boards” where residents can share news and services that are emailed to other residents).
C. If you live in the NYC/NJ area, Mommybites has our own nanny board where you can list your nanny. This board has been established for over 10 years and has connected hundreds of nannies with families for full- and part-time positions. Here are few of the many nannies that parents have listed.
Help your nanny be prepared for meeting and interviewing with potential families. Here are a few resources you can share with your nanny:
Once she has some interviews lined up and/or finds a new job, help your nanny get off to the best possible start with her potential and/or new family. Here are some resources you can share with her:
Nanny expert, Tammy Gold, created a list of questions for parents to ask nannies during an interview. It may be useful for nannies to know and think about how they would respond to some of these questions that are typically asked during an interview. Here are some other typical questions that are asked
Once in the new home, it may be useful for your nanny to think about household safety. Here are some safety tips for nannies, babysitters and caregivers.
Moms have told us this is their “go to” child care site because it is one of the few where the ONLY people allowed to post are parents, not the nannies themselves. With the free automated search function, moms have told us how easy it is to search for and read comments about nannies & babysitters. We also provide the contact information for both the references and the care givers, making it easy & convenient to get in touch with them. We hear regularly from parents that have posted their nannies (and from the nannies themselves!) that this is a perfect and easy way to match nurturing caregivers with loving families.
So whether you’re looking for a full or part time nanny, a nanny share, a weekend babysitter, or simply a place to post a beloved nanny that your family no longer needs, you’ve come to the right place!