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11408025 tn?1417974109

Hiring a nanny

Hi everyone,

I've been shopping for a Nanny well before baby is due (June) and I am having such a difficult time finding good resources. Has anyone had experiences with nannies? What did/do you look for and was the nanny a live in? I was considering a live in nanny so I won't have to worry about the baby ever being unattended but I'm just worried I'll have a hard time finding someone trustworthy enough for the job.

Any help is appreciated
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I was a nanny. Before and after school. I was actually refereed to the family by the Children's minister at church. I would have been the nanny for a lot longer but I got married and moved away.
10977026 tn?1414365303
I used to be a Nanny but stopped because I'm getting further along in my pregnancy. I personally went through a nannying agency called Nannypoppinz I think they have headquarters in major cities around the U.S. and I know that I had to have lots of childcare experience but I also had to get cpr Certified and all of that so you are definately getting the best nannies from them. They offer part time and live in nannies, and you get to interview the nannies before you choose! I would look up nannypoppinz in your area or near you and try to meet up with the owner! Goodluck!!!
11408025 tn?1417974109
My husband has encouraged me to find someone a bit older than 50. That way he/she will have more time to dedicate and less likely to bring home pathogens (assuming her kids are out of the house). Also the nanny we are looking for would be all day every day except maybe weekends.

We are also looking at a night nurse too.
11408025 tn?1417974109
Thank you puhkin2, I'll go look up that website. As a former nanny yourself, what would you recommend us to look for in a nanny
10977026 tn?1414365303
The agency I worked for offers all types of nannies so just check within your area and for the night nurse I would check with your OB or midwife (which ever you are using) and see if they know of any nurses looking for that type of work. Best of luck!
10977026 tn?1414365303
You definately want someone with their own transportation and I would suggest them being single because they can often leave their heads at home but thats not always the case! I nannied when I was married and both pregnant and not pregnant and I found that I enjoyed nannying more pregnant because I was expecting my own little one which helped me to be loving and relate to the families I worked with but that's just a tip.
11408025 tn?1417974109
Thanks again for your help. There's so much information out there and it's difficult to parse it out especially when it comes t ok things like nannies. Everyone just assumes you're some snob and treat you poorly.

We will check out that site and hopefully find some good candidates.
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