Finding the best nanny is not always an easy task as it may come with a whole lot of challenges. Not only are the nanny jobs important to the nanny who needs the job but they are just as important to the families who need the nannies! What makes nanny jobs so important is that they are a win-win situation, everyone gets what they need, the parents, the kids, and the nannies themselves get what they need.
More and more people are starting to see the benefits of nanny jobs these days. Many people are starting to look for other solutions besides daycare. Some parents prefer to get a nanny for their children until they reach a certain age before considering a creche or daycares. There are so many problems with daycare these days that some parents don’t even want to take the chance anymore. It is safer especially these days because kids get sick more when they go to creche than when they are cared for at home. Parents feel that by getting a nanny instead they will have more contact and get to know this person better and therefore be able to trust her more. That is why you are seeing so many nanny jobs posted everywhere now and that is a good thing.
Your child’s safety and well-being should always be more important, even more important than putting food on the table. Getting a good nanny after posting your nanny jobs in the paper or online is the best way to go. You will always know that your child is getting the care and attention that he or she needs each day of the week. Who knows what goes on in daycare, that is not your home, your child will barely see their home when they have to go to daycare all of the time. But when you have a nanny working for you then at least you know your child is at home where he or she is safe and happy. Kids do grow up and in the process of that growth, they need to feel safe and loved in your absence.
You need to post nanny jobs in the same place a potential nanny will look for them. You should post them in the papers and online or you can do it by word of mouth via family members, friends as well as colleagues. Who posts on paper these days? Anyway, both of these places will be checked regularly by quality nannies who are looking for new jobs. Online is a powerful place to post nanny jobs because it is so readily available for viewing, more people go online than read the newspaper so choosing to post online is a great way to go. Be specific about what kind of a person you looking for, your preferences as well as what exactly will be expected from the person you are looking for.
WHAT ARE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO TAKE WHEN YOU GET A POTENTIAL?
Conduct a thorough interview with different people
Do a thorough background check or due diligence
Ask for references and call references provided to you and verify
Check for work permits
If you decide on the potential candidate, try to be around for the first few days and monitor the person yourself without hinting that you monitoring them.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR?
The moment you find a nanny, you don’t just relax but there are certain things to look out for in order to check if your child will be left in good hands. Behaviour is one of the things to look out for. Children are generally born happy and free, so any happy child who is left in an uncomfortable environment will change their behavior.
Children are also born with a special bond with their parents, in some adorable way they can also know who their dad is. This explains why when they are left with a stranger they cry, but the crying stops at some point or it changes the tone. Kids are born expects when it comes to sensing or feeling negative energy. When a nanny starts a job, she is a stranger to all of you; the child will cry for a few days, and when it doesn’t stop becoming worse as days go then that should be a red flag to look out for. Or when they cry all the time even when you are around in the hands of the nanny and they never ever want the nanny when you are around.
We take certain things as the normal processes for these kids but at times they never are because they are caused by the bad people we leave them with. If your child is at a stage where they can talk please listen to them attentively and never dismiss all their complaints. kids can complain and make up stories but if you listen very carefully you will be able to pick up wrongs and rights.
As parents, we all know and understand our kids’ behavior patterns and their way of communicating. This understanding is your best weapon as a parent that can lead you to pick up if your nanny is the best or your worst enemy. There are a lot of other things that can help you pick up including the nanny’s behavior too, I know people can be deceiving and yet they are caught at some point. It might not be easy to figure things out in the first few weeks because people are normally on their best behavior when they first start and trying to impress. Eventually, their true self will catch up with them. Some parents go to an extent of relying on hidden cameras and who can really blame them with all the heartbreaking stories we at times hear about nannies out there?
These are the vulnerable kids we are talking about and we ought to protect them by all means necessary. They completely depend on us for survival and for making it through these fragile years of their lifetime. We owe them that much and more. Note that an interview might go well but the actual job can turn into a complete disaster.
If you are a mommy looking for a nanny you could qualify for taking over your duties in your absence; leave no stone unturned, call all of the potential candidates that you think you would be good for the job and meet with as many of them as you can, that is the best way to find the right nanny for your sanity and for the happiness of your little one/s. Modern moms are too busy these days but never be too busy for your kids. They grow up at the speed of lightning and that time will never be recovered. Never regret not giving them the attention they needed from you when you are old and they no longer need it.
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