Several Happy Home parents have given birth to newborns and until we are able to care for children beginning at three months, I wanted to share my experience and advice on finding a “great” Nanny for your “Little Ones”. As you know, children are a gift and a blessing and finding someone to care for them is no easy feat. Choosing the “right” nanny for your family is essential for parents so that they are able to work knowing that their children are being well nurtured, stimulated and cared for.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A NANNY? – PIE
Passion – Make sure her calling is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
Integrity and Character – (Their gifts and talents will get them the job with you but only their integrity and character will keep them employed)
Experience in Child Development and developmentally appropriate practices. What the books don’t teach they will gain in experience. Experience is truly the best teacher.
OTHER QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR:
Good Listener and Communicator