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Employing a nanny – What you need to know when employing a nanny
Employing a nanny
Working and giving children the care and attention they need can be difficult. Many families solve this issue by employing a nanny. Once they have the right person in their home, there are a range of benefits for everyone. More relaxed parents and happy, well cared for children mean that valuable family time can be enjoyed to the full, and parents can focus at work knowing all is well at home.
A good nanny becomes part of the family, so it is critical to find someone who is clearly great with children, reliable, honest and will add joy to your household. Employing a nanny is not always easy, as there are many factors to bear in mind and finding quality candidates can be tricky. This is why many families who are serious about finding a high-quality nanny will turn to a respected agency. An agency with an impeccable reputation attracts high calibre candidates and will have processes in place to ensure that nannies they place have been thoroughly checked and verified.
A professional agency will offer its own systems for identifying and screening nannies and finding families to match them with. Experienced agencies benefit from seasoned staff who go through the CVs of all nannies and check every qualification and reference. In asking an agency like ours to source a nanny removes the stress and any guesswork involved, as we only recommend the best nannies available that meet or exceed our rigorous standards. After extensive checking, we always interview our candidates so we know exactly what strengths and skills they have to offer.
Placing a nanny with a family can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved as it can bring a great deal of joy, happiness and satisfaction to the entire family. A nanny is an important part of a child’s life and the friendships formed when a family employs the right nanny can last a lifetime.
Selecting the right nanny is a critical decision to make, especially where a family is embarking on hiring a nanny for the first time. An established and trustworthy agency can help in many ways, not just in finding the right nanny, but in answering questions and allaying any concerns you may have.
There are many adverts on the internet, and there are even some nannies that can be approached directly, but this poses a number of risks. Without the vetting process provided by a trusted agency, it is almost impossible to know whether a nanny is who they say they are, and whether they have the qualifications that they claim.
For peace of mind and the safety of your children, it is vital that you find a nanny from a reputable source, where their credentials and references can be thoroughly checked. So let the professionals do the hard work for you and find applicants that meet your criteria. Once you are settled with the right nanny, you will be so glad you did.