“Levy has taken care of our son since he was 4 weeks old (he is now 2 yrs. old). We have never stopped thanking our good fortune to have found her and had her take such an active part in our son's development. She is a loving, happy, sweet, thoughtful, punctual, hardworking, and trustworthy person. She is not just his guardian who protects him while we are gone, she is his energetic playmate, stimulating teacher, gourmet chef, and best friend. I honestly believe it is under her influence that my son is such a happy, cheerful child. She understands how to teach a child respect for others and is able to provide discipline in a loving, nurturing manner. She has never called in sick and worked long, hard hours through rain, sleet, or snow cheerfully because she made our child her top priority. Others have commented to me on many occasions how lucky I was to have found her. Anyone who employs Levy and treats her with respect will NOT be disappointed. We will miss her terribly and are very worried we will never find a nanny as dedicated as she is. We hope she will be a part of our family forever. ”
Norfolk, NE March 22, 2011
Nannies4hire.com, an industry-leader in childcare-family matching and information services, is providing free information on how to find a summer nanny that is right for your family and budget.
In this cash-strapped economy, many families are tightening their belts. People are dining out less frequently, splurging less. However, families are reluctant to skimp on childcare expenses for fear that the quality of childcare will proportionately decrease as well. Here are a few tips from Nannies4hire.com on how to find a quality nanny that is right for your family and is budget-friendly as well.
1. Partner with another family to share one nanny. If one nanny cares for your two children and your neighbor’s three children, you and your neighbor can split the cost of the nanny’s wage. (NOTE: if one nanny is simultaneously watching children from multiple families, the family that you partner with must have much in common with your own family. If your family eats only healthy foods while the other family often eats fast foods, this difference can create conflict when sharing a nanny.)
2. Hire a nanny that is willing to perform a variety of functions for your household. Perhaps your summer nanny would be willing to perform light housekeeping while your children are at dance class. Perhaps she would agree to do evening meal preparation.
3. Offer an exchange of services to discount the wage expected by the nanny. Are you an accountant? Would you agree to do the nanny’s taxes for free next year if she agrees to work for a lesser wage now?
4. Hire a nanny who is seeking only summer employment. For example, college students who are majoring in early childhood education may make excellent summer nannies. These non-professional nannies typically charge less and perform the job very well.
5. Search the Nannies4hire.com database of available nannies to find a nanny that is a good match for your family’s needs. Nannies4hire.com has thousands of nannies listed. You can search the database by location and traits that you are seeking in a nanny. By accessing this large database of nannies and using your desired search parameters, you can find your perfect nanny.
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A free preview of available nannies is available to families. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time, temporary, summer, live-in or live-out nannies or elderly/companion care there are a variety of experience levels available. Once you are a registered member, you will have access to contact information and advanced search features. Helpful tools are available to registered families and nannies, including sample interview questions, a sample reference form and a sample contract.