Tips for Hiring
We know that hiring a nanny is not an easy
task. It takes time, energy, and a lot of emotional anguish.
It is one of the most important decisions you will ever
have to make, as they will be looking after your most
important treasure – your child.
The rule of thumb when hiring a nanny is
to give yourself time. Make a comprehensive list of questions,
as you have to do whatever it takes to make absolutely
certain this is the right person for your family.
Open ended questions, what if scenarios,
and questions that avoid the yes/no answer give you the
best response to your interviewing inquisition.
While you are asking the questions, give
the potential nanny time to respond. Let her think about
each question. Your job is to control the interview, to
guide it along, and to gather information.
For most people setting up an interview
time when your spouse and children will be around works
best. It gives you the opportunity to watch how the caregiver
interacts with your child and allows for a second opinion
when it comes time to collaborate on the interview and
decision to hire.
The good nannies go very fast. The salary
for a nanny varies. For a 10 hour day, 5 days/week, a
live in nanny typically makes between $1000 - $1200 net/month.
A live out nanny earns anywhere from $1500 - $2100 net/month.
Usually, the nannies who drive are on the upper end of
Checking references is a must. The agency
will provide you with the number so you can also ask your
specific questions that apply directly to your family,
your situation and your needs.
Good luck with your nanny search!
Wee Care Placement Agency
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