Thursday, December 23, 2010

Finding That Perfect Person To Fill That Nanny Job

By Adrianna Noton

Finding the right person to care for our children is never easy. No one can care for them the way that we can. But, unfortunately we have to depend on others to do that because most of us have to work everyday and simply do not have the luxury of staying at home like we did forty or fifty years ago. Finding that special person to care for your children and fill that Nanny job will take a little work.

Before you begin looking for someone, decide on what the criteria is for the position. Determine if this will be a part time or a full time job, what job duties she will have or do you expect her to just care for the kids. Will she live in your home or live outside of it. These things need to be considered before you begin interviewing.

Now that you know what the guidelines are, looking for the right person will take a little time. At this point, there are a couple of options. Placing an add in the paper can provide people who may be interested in the job. Calling the local Nanny agency is a good choice also. They have background checks and the Nannies as skilled and educated in their profession. This may be a good place to start looking.

If you have decided that you need twenty four hour care, then you are looking for a live in Nanny. This is going to be a whole different set of circumstances, rules and salary than if you are expecting an eight hour a day Nanny. Working out the salary and living arrangements is something the both of you would need to discuss and compromise on.

If you need someone who will be with the kids twenty four hours a day but only when you are out of town, then this will need to be negotiated also. This could be a bit more difficult if there is no real schedule and you will need her when you leave town. Again, it can all be worked out between the two of you.

Having someone come in and care for your children on a regular schedule will take some time to get use to, as these are your children and it can be very difficult to fully trust someone. But in time, if the relationship is good and communication is open, you will build a strong and trusting relationship with the person that you are entrusting them to.

Think about doing a trial period when you first hire someone. This will provide a little time for you both to become acquainted and get to know each other. It will also give you some time to see if she is going to meet your expectations. If it doesn't work out, it can be easier to let her go at that point, than to drag it on until there is a real problem.

When looking to fill those nanny jobs in Edmonton, you need to make sure that all your expectations are clear. Be open with how you feel, what beliefs you have and so forth. Start the relationship off with good communication and it may turn into a great relationship.

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