It’s not always easy finding someone to watch your children. My husband and I struggled with this a lot because when we had our daughter, we’d recently moved and didn’t live anywhere close to family nor did we have friends of family living near us. It was hard trusting anyone. Actually, we didn’t have a babysitter at all until my daughter was one! I know I know seems insane but it’s true.
However, if I had to do it again, I would definitely tap into nanny resources that exist out there. I have spoken to a lot of moms about how they went about finding a nanny for their children and here are a few great tips and resources to help you find the perfect nanny for your child.
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1. Ask Other Parents For Recommendations – The best way to find a nanny is to ask other parents that you trust for recommendations. Nine times out of ten you will find someone trustworthy and skilled.
2. Nanny Agencies – There are plenty of websites that aid you in finding a nanny in your area. Care.com and Urbansitter.com are two great places to start. Also search local nanny agencies in your area.
3. Advertise In Your Local Newspaper – This option is for parents who want to do everything themselves. From getting a background check to interviewing. I think this option is not always the easiest but you may find a great qualified person if your willing to do the groundwork.
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