Points to Note when Looking for a Nanny to Hire.
If you are looking for a home caregiver, check for nanny service California sites if living in California, as well as online nanny groups. 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. If possible, try to retain a caregiver for a longer time for the good of your family and kids. A good caregiver will be there throughout the journey of bringing up the kids right from birth to all stages of development. A good nanny should not concentrate on the baby alone, but for the whole family as well.
Ask around for available caregivers from friends, family or referrals from previous nannies. After establishing one or two nannies that you want to hire, make a list and get ready for the interview process. One of the most important questions to ask the nanny is the years she has worked as a nanny as well as any criminal record. Avoid asking the most common questions as the interviewee already expects them and will be ready. Be broad with the interview and ask questions unexpectedly. Try to get answers like what the nanny would do in cases of an emergency like kids getting sick, etc. 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. You can reach out to referees provided in the CV and ask a few questions regarding the caregiver you intend to hire. Do a family background check to know more of the person you will be entrusting your kids with. Know where the nanny resides. Ensure married nannies have been allowed to work by their spouse. Some agencies conduct a background check on caregivers at a considerable fee.
Let the nanny sign a contract detailing all the terms before she starts working. It is good to have it verified and endorsed by your attorney.
Agree on various policies such as off days depending on your availability. If you will be providing other benefits such as bonuses, inform the nanny. Clearly state your expectations when the nanny starts working.
Outline what she should do and what she should not do during working hours. Welcome the nanny well, introduce her to everyone to make her feel like part of the family and train her on what she does not know like the use of equipment around the house. If the nanny is not living with your family, state the reporting time. If you find it right, have a nanny cam in the house.