Thursday, 1 September 2016

Hiring a Nanny

This summer hiring a nanny has been a consideration, its so hard juggling the needs of the children, the blog and the house successfully.  You always worry your letting someone down and end up burning the candle at both ends of the day.  But its not an easy decision letting someone else look after your little cherubs.  You want to ensure any person who has them in their care is responsible, caring and will look after them as well as you would.

I think it’s important to look through a nanny agency to find nannies that have been properly vetted.  Whoever you pick with play a vital role in your child’s lives, you want to make sure they have a suitable attitude and personality.  A job in childcare isn’t for everyone; you often need the patience of a saint!  You will be regularly challenged with tears, tantrums and children testing boundaries – so its vital you choose the right person for the job.  Ideally someone who really loves children and understands there needs and is prepared to nurture and guide them.

Being a nanny can also be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, as you play a helping hand developing the child who has been charged to your care.  So look for someone who is very positive about their job, they really enjoy working with children and being part of your family.  They will be eager to learn your child’s likes and dislikes so that they can make it easier for the child being away from you.  If I hired a nanny who planned on taking the children out for the day, I would like to know when they would be back, as I would only worry otherwise.  If you tend to panic more than other parents, you need to be very confident in the abilities of the nanny you hire.

There are lots of benefits of having a nanny means children can stay in their own home, in a routine and environment they are familiar with.  In a bigger nursery your child would not have the same one to one attention they would receive with their own nanny.  It can be beneficial for your child having that focused attention helping them develop appropriately especially if a big chunk of their day is to be spent with their nanny.  Hopefully they will help them reach their targets but also have lots of fun in the process.

A nanny agency can match you up with a person that has the relevant skills and experience you may need.  Different people will have different requirements, like a nanny who can drive or one who will help with a few household chores whilst the child naps.  But what every parent will want more than anything is a person they can trust.

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