Finding a great fit

Okay, on paper the nanny looks great. They’ve got the references, experience and education you want. Now it’s time to prep for an interview. Here’s one question that helps families find a great fit: How do you want to spend your time while the child is napping?

A lot of nannies don’t care. They’re just as happy doing dishes as watching TV. But what about that super experienced nanny who’s going back to school to be a nurse? She cares. And she wants to do homework. Understandable, but does that fit with what you’re looking for?

Some families have a ton of stuff to do around the house and want the nanny to help. Don’t tell the nanny whitewash the answer by telling them it’s probably fine. You need to tell them the number one priority is to get the household tasks done and the homework may not be possible.

On the other hand, if this nanny really sounds great and you 100% want her, you may need to changed your “asks.” Remember, the nanny is also interviewing you and she may opt for another family who can permit homework. Maybe you should hire a cleaner or household organizer to help with that if you really want the nanny.

We help families navigate a multitude of issues like this. Give us a call or shoot us an email if you think we may be able to help.

schuyler@seattlenannyservices.com

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