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Nanny Washington DC
Working parents understand and enjoy the benefits of nannies. The one-on-one attention for your children is invaluable. Your kids build a bond with their live-in babysitters. This convenient childcare gives your children the consistency and stability they need to be happy. You will know someone is always there to take care of any problems right away. Please scroll down for more information and access to the experienced nannies in Washington, DC listed below.
How to Find a Great NannyFor some parents, their busy lifestyle requires hiring a nanny to help take care of the children. Their 70-hour work weeks and other responsibilities simply doesn't allow them to spend the time they need with their kids. But finding a nanny isn't as easy as calling the ABC Network and asking them to send Super Nanny to your doorstep. Finding the right person takes time and research. Here are some things to consider when trying to find a nanny that will be an ideal fit for your children and your family.
- Decide exactly what you're looking for in a nanny. Sit down with your wife and make a written list of qualities and requirements . Are you looking for a live-in nanny or one that visits during the day? Do you want someone just starting out and has fresh ideas or someone that's been doing the job for 25 years and has "tried and true" methods? These and other questions must be answered before you can begin looking for a nanny that meets your needs. (Speaking from experience, though, your wife will likely choose the older nanny over the younger one for obvious reasons.)
- Begin your research. Finding a nanny is one of the most important decisions you'll make concerning your young child so the research will likely be the most time-consuming part of the process. Here are some tips for researching nannies :
· Ask family and friends about nannies they know or have heard about.
· Find nanny training programs in your area through your local phone book. Then ask them for referrals or references about nannies that have completed their courses.
· Contact a professional nanny placement agency. This is how most people get their nanny because the agency typically screens people before referring them to families. Some agencies even check a person's driving record and health records before certifying them as one of their nannies.
· Check nanny-based websites. There are several websites dedicated to recommending and discussing nannies so parents can post their experiences. Some of these websites include Enannysource.com , Aupaircare.com and 4nannies.com , among others. You'll also find other useful information, including forms and tax information.
- Narrow down your search to a few prospective nannies. Contact the necessary people and set up the interviews. Before they show up, have a detailed job description ready to discuss with the interviewee . Also, have some mock scenarios ready to discuss to explore how each applicant would handle situations with your children. If possible, have your child around and observe how the nanny interacts with him or her. Seeing how the nannies respond how your child responds to the nanny will definitely help you make your decision. Just because the nanny has all the right answers to your questions doesn't mean she will be good with your kids.
- Call the references. Do not skip this step because this is where you'll get some of the most honest information about the nannies you are considering. Parents will likely...