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Points to Note when Looking for a Nanny to Hire.

You can always find a nanny from online nanny groups as well as through nanny service California sites. The best place, however, to find a caregiver will be through a nanny service agency that trains caregivers and help them find jobs. For those who prefer to look for a nanny without using the nanny service agencies, below are steps to follow.

Do not get a nanny to solve a current need. Avoid getting a nanny who insists she is only interested in working for a short time. You want a nanny that will stay long, without having to change them after every few months. A good nanny will stick around and help in bring up the child right from birth, sit, crawl, walk, and other stages of life. The caregiver should take care of the whole family, not just the kids.

Ask around for available caregivers from friends, family or referrals from previous nannies. Conduct interviews when you come up with a list of nannies. Be sure to ask the interviewee if she has any past criminal record and the years she has worked as a caregiver. Try to ask some of the unexpected questions. Be broad with the interview and ask questions unexpectedly. Some of the questions to ask are what the caregiver would do in case of emergency. The answers the caregiver provides are enough proof of whether she will be good for the kids. Ask about her expected salary and also state the salary you expect to pay her.

After getting the right nanny, before signing the contract, do a background check to know more about her. Referees in her CV will be in a position to give information regarding their experience with the caregiver. Do a family background check to know more of the person you will be entrusting your kids with. Know where the nanny resides. It is also good to enquire from the spouse if the nanny is married, whether she has been allowed to work. Check for sites that conduct background checks for caregivers at a fee.
Prepare and sign the contract with the nanny before she starts the job. Consult your attorney for assistance with the contract.

Agree on various policies such as off days depending on your availability. Also agree on other benefits such as medical cover, bonuses, etc., if available. Explain to the caregiver what is expected of her immediately she starts the job.

Inform her of what she should and should not do. For easier bonding with the kids, introduce her to everyone, and conduct and induction training. Mention the working hours especially for nannies not living with you. A nanny cam is important to have in the house.


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