Choosing a nanny for a child, you should not rely only on intuition.
The best counselor in this matter is common sense.
When deciding on such an important matter as selecting the home staff to whom you are going to entrust your child, you should try to avoid common mistakes.
1. Inattention to the recommendations of a nanny can do you a disservice. When deciding on your child, you should try to think things over. To form an opinion on the nurse, do not be guided only by intuition - study the recommendations, do not be lazy to call the people who provided them, take an interest in the age of the children, which the nanny took care of, find out how they evaluate her work. Remember that in the recommendation you can write any good words.
2. Finding a nanny at the last minute is not very convenient. Do not endure things "for later". To find a nanny who can fully meet your needs, and also not bring a special damage to the family budget, with a time reserve, you can even arrange a competitive selection. Study the recommendations, ask friends. Ideally, a new nanny should start her duties ten days before the day you are going to go to work - you can observe how she treats the child, whether they are suitable to each other.
3. Inability to choose a nanny. Have you ever noticed how much time you spend on selecting new clothes for yourself? Surprisingly, the procedure for choosing a good nanny sometimes parents spend many times faster. Give it enough time, taking into account the age of your child, then, as he treats a new person in the house, find out both the nanny's education, the experience, and how well she owns the modern methods of children's development.
4. Recognize your responsibilities from the perspective of the employer. Picking up a nanny, be aware that you will need to act in this role. Do not hesitate to study the biography of a nanny and work experience, habits, nature and state of health. Ask if there are babysitters, find out their age and sex, what kind of relationship they have. Specify the issues of payment, exactly determine the responsibilities, the schedule, find out in advance whether the nurse agrees to stay with the child longer than agreed, if this is required suddenly.
5. Be sure to try to take into account the long-term needs of the family. Once you have determined the amount that can be painlessly allocated from your budget to pay for nanny services, determine and the time period for which you need it, ask the plans of a nanny for the future - whether she plans to work with you for such a time. Also, think in advance and such an option that the nanny will leave you suddenly - who of family members in this case can be released (for example, take a short vacation) for a time, which will require the search for a new nanny.