Finding a responsible and trustworthy nanny to act in your absence is an extremely important responsibility. As a parent, you often have a career and obligations that take you away from being able to be home for your children. That means you want to feel confident and comfortable leaving your children in kind, loving hands. Here at Family Matters, we not only take care of the research for you, but we place ads on multiple sites and prescreen candidates. We work with you as a team during the interview to help find the right fit for you and your family! This blog is going to break down the must have qualities to look for in a nanny!
It’s important you realize all the effort you need to put into your workday. Having enough energy and desire to be active, fun, silly and mentally present will be one thing kids will appreciate the most.Some questions to consider asking a potential nanny hire about their ability to be fun and active: How often do you initiate games? Are you creative with new foods or crafts and games? How often do you research activities in the area to take the children to?
A responsible nanny is the childcare provider that the employer knows they can count on for all those little things we don’t think matter. A responsible nanny will always be on time, they will not rush out the door as soon as they can and they communicate with their employers on a daily basis to make sure things are going smoothly. Some questions to consider asking a potential nanny hire about responsibility: Would you say you are flexible and available at short notice? Can your employers trust your judgment? How often are you late?
A proactive nanny will go out of their way to make the life of their employers easier. Being proactive is one of the most important characteristics of a good nanny. Employers need a proactive nanny to take action when necessary without calling and interrupting them at work. A prepared nanny will have CPR, First Aid training, and a plan for what to do in case of emergency. Employers need to know a nanny is another grown up in the house, a person they can trust. A prepared nanny they can entrust their children with and know that they will grow, learn, have fun and hopefully be better little people when they are back from work.