Families

Parents

Family is not just an important thing.

Family is EVERYTHING

New parents should not have to justify being “crazy” and “overprotective” of their children! They are indeed your most precious gifts and if you ask me, parents have all the rights in the world to be concern and go a little crazy when time comes to find someone to entrust their children with. It is NOT crazy. It is a huge decision and a very hard one.

Finding the right nanny for your family is not an easy task. Something not everyone realizes is that ONE NANNY, DOES NOT FIT ALL!

Wait! What?!

That’s right! Hiring is a two-way street and to win the Perfect-Fit lottery, both the needs of the family and the nanny must be met *and* compatible.

And to be honest, I often advise cautious when “compromising.” I have seem both families and nannies who were desperate to secure a job and ended up compromising just not to pass the opportunity and it did not end well. These relationships rarely last through the year.

So, what are we to do?

First and foremost, most parties should be completely certain of their needs – Parents need to know what hours they need coverage, how much they can pay, how much experience they want their nanny to have, what other credentials, skills and traits they want in the person they will choose to look after their children, and most important, what caring philosophies you want to raise their children on.

Nannies should know what time they will be available to work, what age groups they are most comfortable and skilled to work with, how much pay they expect for the work they are willing to do, how far they are willing to commute, and of course, the types of parenting philosophies they can work with.

Parents, you must perform a full screening of your potential nanny and demand the highest quality care for your children. After all, we all know the first couple years of life are crucial to the healthy development in all areas and it is great responsibility that will require greater skills.

Childcare is not an expense. It is an investment. You will gift your child with someone that will provide individualized care and foster their development. Someone who’s solely job is to care for and create an environment rich with experiences and opportunities for your child to thrive in all aspects of their growth. Your nanny will be your child’s first mentor and believe me, a great nanny will be an asset to your family as a whole.

Are you an Employer of Choice?

Every family wants the most talented, experienced and qualified nanny for their children. However, most parents often miss the part where the demand is significantly greater than the supply and these nannies are not only hard to find, but they also have the power and benefit to choose whom to work for.

It daunted me in Business School and I ended up writing my Master’s dissertation on it: It is a fact – the most qualified, experienced and talented nannies end up with various offers when searching for a job and they are the ones who ultimately decide whom to work for: they have an “Employer of Choice.”

To learn more about Becoming an employer of choice check out my in depth blog piece:

For more information on finding the perfect nanny for your family, child wearing and nanny-employer relationships, check out and sign up for the workshops below:

  • Becoming and employer of choice and attract the most talented caregivers.
  • What to look for and where to find the perfect nanny for your family.
  • Daycare Vs. In-Home care – How to decide which will best address the needs of your family.
  • Theories of Child Rearing – which one is right for you?

Are you an Employer of Choice?

Every family wants the most talented, experienced and qualified nanny for their children. However, most parents often miss the part where the demand is significantly greater than the supply and these nannies are not only hard to find, but they also have the power and benefit to choose whom to work for.

It is a fact – the most qualified, experienced and talented nannies end up with various offers when searching for a job and they are the ones who ultimately decide whom to work for: they have an “Employer of Choice.”