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How to Find the Perfect Nanny

March 6th, 2016 | By: Martha Scully
Finding someone you trust to take care of your baby is no easy task. Here's how to ensure you find the right nanny for the job.

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How to Find the Perfect Nanny

Hiring a nanny for your baby can be stressful, especially for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know to make the process easier so you can find the best care for your kids.

Live-in, or live-out?

Before you start your search, establish what kind of nanny you need. Sit down and decide if you want a "live-in” or "live-out" nanny.

A live-in nanny lives in your home, so you will need to consider space and privacy issues relative to your home and family. You also need to decide on the qualifications and/or education you require the nanny to have, and the duties she will be doing on a daily basis.

For example, are you looking for someone whose only responsibility is childcare, or would you like to find someone willing to do some housework, or cooking? Do you want a nanny with an Early Childhood Education background, someone who speaks another language, or who has their drivers license so they can help pick your kids up from school?