How to find the right nanny for your children

Finding a live-in nanny to take care of your children can be a very long and a tough process. And after months of unsuccessful attempts to find the right one, some parents may just opt for daycare or babysitting. But there are many benefits of having a live-in nanny. A live-in nanny can help your children prepare for school in the morning, pick from up from school in the evening, and help with their homework and studies. They can also help take care of your newborn baby and take care of your other children while you are away on business trips or holidays. These are just some of the many things a nanny can do.

So, if you are planning to hire a live-in nanny, read our tips that will help you find the perfect one, who will get along great with not only you but also your kids.


Talk to a family who has hired a live-in nanny or someone who has experience working with a live-in nanny. Ask them for advice about the planning they made in order to have a nanny in their home. Ask them how they searched for their nanny, in which newspapers or agencies they put up their ads, how much salary they offer, what their nannies duties are and so on.

Your expectations

After you have done the research you need, make an outline of things you expect from your nanny. What duties would you like her to fulfill? Do you want her to clean and do household chores as well as take care of the children? You may want to keep in mind that a nanny is not a housemaid. So, you might want to consider hiring a housekeeper if you need more than child caretaking. Also, when you make your list of expectations, decide whether or not you want your nanny to be a professional in childcare or not. Because someone without a degree could also have childcare experience.


Once you find the candidates who fit your expectations, call them over for an interview. Make sure that your entire family is present to welcome and interview her as well. Ask her about her previous experience in childcare and what her duties were and so on. You can also ask what she wants and what she expects from you and your children.


When you have selected your nanny, prepare a room for her to stay. At this time, you should also go over the contract, how many days off she gets, overtime etc.

For more information on nannies check out our pregnancy videos.

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