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.