“How to Interview a Nanny” provided by the INA

How do you interview a nanny? (From the INA website www.nanny.org)

Interviewing a nanny is extremely important, and many potential problems in the employer/employee relationship can be avoided if the interview is properly conducted. If you only learn two things about interviewing let them be these: 1) depend on your intuition; and 2) interview twice before hiring.

Be prepared to ask the right questions to tune into your feelings, since feelings are usually a good indicator in choosing the right nanny. Alth9ough you need to know about experience, training, background, specialized knowledge, driving record, etc., the more personalized questions will reflect your own priorities and be key to a successful match. “What if” questions are often helpful.

When describing family expectations, be specific about duties, hours, salary, time off, etc. Seeing and hearing the candidate’s reaction can provide valuable clues. Observe the nanny with your children. How do they interact? Is the nanny quiet or loud, shy or outgoing? Do the children like the nanny?

Carefully weigh all information, double-check references (even if they come from an agency) and interview the candidate(s) you like a second time. Listen to your intuition and remember that this person will be a part of your private life. Is this the person you want in your home working with your children?

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May 30, 2009. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Loving Nannies Inc. launches LovingElderlyCare.com !

After years of placing thousands of loving nannies with wonderful families, Loving Nannies realized that there was also a great need for loving senior care. So after ten years of continuous growth through satisfied referrals, featured magazine articles and television appearances, Loving Nannies has expanded it’s company from childcare to also providing in-home care for the elderly. The owner, Wendy Pierce, having gone through her own life experiences in finding quality care for her own family members, understands the value of a dedicated, compassionate caregiver that you can trust, and rely on.

Wendy started Loving Elderly Care because of her sincere desire to help seniors through the difficult transitions that arises with aging.  Loving Elderly Care allows seniors to stay in their homes as long as possible so that they can feel comfortable, safe and secure. We all know that home is where we feel comfort and security. Our caregivers will help with daily routines, errands, appointments, activities and of course provide loving companionship and care so that you can stay living at home longer. Wendy is committed to providing exceptional in-home care for all of her clients. That’s why all Loving Elderly Care’s caregivers are highly experienced, attentive, trustworthy and reliable. Wendy is truly honored to be able to provide the kind of quality care that seniors deserve.

Sincerely,

The President & Founder of Loving Nannies Inc. -Wendy Pierce

May 30, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.