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Choosing care for your children can be one of the biggest decisions you make for them in the early years of their life. Hiring a nanny can provide children with one-on-one attention, flexibility and a higher level of communication between the parent and caregiver. However, how to find a nanny can be a daunting task to figure out. According to Ayasan Service, finding a good nanny will be easier when following these six steps.

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Jot down your priorities

Take time to speak with your partner about what the ideal nanny candidate looks like for your family. Do you want a nanny who is older and more experienced? Strictly female or is a male nanny an option you would consider? Is a degree important to your family?

Make a list of the responsibilities you will require. Will he or she be responsible for the basic tasks of feeding, bathing and caring for your child, or will you require the nanny to run errands and help with housework? Once you have clear expectations of what you are wanting, the process of finding a nanny will be much smoother.

Give yourself time

Make sure not to rush the process. You want your childcare provider to become part of the family for years to come, and therefore finding the right fit is going to take time.

Ask around to family, friends and coworkers for references of great nannies in the area. Finding personal references can be very reassuring. If you come up empty handed, try spreading the word on caregiver websites and message boards or reaching out to a nanny agency.

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Interview face-to-face

Once you have narrowed down your choices, it is time to conduct face-to-face interviews. Plan a time and date without kids so you can focus on the questions and the answers provided. Come to the interview prepared with a list of questions

- How flexible on the schedule is the nanny willing to be?
- What kinds of activities do you like to do with children?
- Are you certified in infant CPR?
- etc.

Taking notes during the interview will be a big help later on in keeping track of what each candidate said.

Perform a background check

Performing a thorough background check might be the best money you ever spend. Several online resources are available to help, but make sure the candidate is aware you will be performing the background check.

Along with the background check, look into social media pages and call the references provided by the candidate. There should be a minimum of three.
Make sure the top candidate provides a resume so you can see who they have worked for in the past and how long they have stayed with each family. Once again, you want your top choice to remain with your family for years to come.

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Do a test run

Have the candidate meet your children and pay close attention to how the child interacts with the nanny. After all, the child is the one spending each day with your new nanny and you want them to feel comfortable and safe in their care.

Create a contract

Like any business deal, creating a contract can clear up any miscommunication down the road regarding work schedule, salary and vacation time. It also provides you with an opportunity to define the role and expectations of the care provider.

Following these steps will not only help parents in how to find a nanny, but will help in how to hire a nanny who fits in perfectly with their family.

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