“Our time with Debbie was brief, but positive in every way. We originally sent her email wherein she responded that same day. We then met her at my office for an interview. She made such an impression that we invited her to have a playdate with my children, who are 2 and 6 years old. We have had nannies for our children for over 6 years and have seen the good and the bad. She was actually the first nanny we invited to meet them after having spoken to and met approximately 35 other nannies. When she arrived at our house, she immediately took an interest in the children. She was very attentive and asked questions to see how we would like her to care for our children. Following the playdate, we offered her a full-time nanny position with our family. At her first day and each day thereafter she was punctual, pleasant, couteous, professional and respectful. The children were her priority. Through no fault of her own, our prior nanny (who had been with us for 1 1/2 years) advised that she was no longer relocating (which was the reason we were looking for a nanny). After much consideration, we felt it was best for the children to be with the nanny they had known. During our brief time with Debbie, it was truly a pleasure to have her in our house and as our nanny. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Sincerely, Stacy”
Living with your nanny is a big decision – one that involves welcoming someone with open arms into your home. In order make sure you keep relations with your nanny in good shape, follow these rules of etiquette.
If you currently have a nanny and have mixed feelings about whether or not you should keep her in your household, here are five warning signs to watch out for. Any one of these should be cause enough for you to give pause about keeping your live-in nanny.
Once you’ve lined up a number of good candidates for the interview, make sure you’re prepared to ask the right interview questions that will land you the best live-in nanny for your home. These interview questions will help screen out the nannies you don’t want and narrow down your list to the nannies you do want to hire.
When you’re getting ready to put out an advertisement for live-in nannies, be careful how you word it. Putting in the right amount of information can make the live-in nanny search much easier. Here are some things you’ll want to include in your advertisement for live-in nannies.
If you’re just venturing into the realm of hiring a nanny, you’re probably aware that a live-in nanny is one option for you to consider. But what exactly is a live-in nanny and what does she do? A live-in nanny, just as the name suggests, is a childcare provider who lives in your home and handles all the duties relating to the care of your child or children. These duties can include feeding, bathing and caring for your children. It typically also includes any domestic duties that involve picking up after your child. In some, though not all cases, a live-in nanny also performs general household chores like laundry, cleaning, and running errands. What domestic duties your live-in nanny will actually perform will be something you need to discuss with her from the beginning.
Contrary to some opinions, a live-in nanny is not a luxury only for the wealthy – at least not anymore. The live-in nanny is a growing trend among homes across different demographics. Just because a family might not "seem" like one that needs a nanny, don't count them out.
So who is employing live-in nannies these days? It ranges from households with high incomes to families with both parents bringing in a comfortable salary and looking to maintain their careers.
Nannies are also hired by dual income families with both parents needing to work to maintain their households and single parents who need an income as well as childcare.