Are you returning to work and wondering how to separate your emotions from the process of hiring and managing a nanny?
Should a caregiver be screened the same way if she cares for your children for a few days versus a year?
Do you want to have a successful partnership with your caregiver versus her doing things only "her" way?
Do you know how to develop a comprehensive job description for your nanny?
Do you need help negotiating an offer with a caregiver who you really want to hire without having to pay too much?
Are you on "overload" and wonder if a House Manager will help relieve your stress and enable you to spend more quality time with your family?
In Search of Nanny can assist you to successfully hire a caregiver independently and help you turn that stranger into a confident childcare choice who will meet your expectations. If you identify a potential employee through a friend or Internet site, let us help you. We have the expertise and time to guide you through all the steps necessary to verify the individual or work history and to confirm a good "fit". With our process and assistance your emotions will not "get in the way" of your making an informed and educated decision.
In Search of Nanny will ...
- Assist you to configure your required hours and flexibility to ensure the position is clearly defined. This eliminates ‘hours creep' and the resulting employee dissatisfaction when that happens. When an offer is made, the requirements and needed flexibility are mutually understood.
- Counsel you to develop a job description focusing on priorities and responsibilities and any special provisions or ‘house rules' related to your children's care. There is no "right way" to parent and just as children are not born with a manual, a caregiver is not a mind reader when it comes to job expectations.
- Interview an applicant that you are considering to get the answers to the many questions most parents are uncomfortable asking but which need to be addressed.
- Screen any applicant for you - references, education and employment verification, credit check, criminal and driving records checks, drug testing.
- Facilitate and confirm offer negotiations between you and your potential employee.
- Be a sounding board for either party to avoid the deterioration of a successful relationship.
- Provide the Agency In-Home Childcare Kit, a Parent's Guide for Successfully Hiring (and Keeping) a Professional Nanny. The Kit is our successful step-by-step process and includes forms, agreements and techniques to help you define requirements, to thoroughly interview and screen potential caregivers, to manage a nanny successfully and to understand the financial and tax considerations and benefits when employing a nanny.