Finding someone you trust to take care of your children when you can’t is often a difficult task. There are many things to consider when choosing from nannies in London that both you and your children feel comfortable with. Here are some tips for to help you find a nanny you can trust from Pearl Childcare in London.
First and foremost, you will want to find a nannies in London who have references, and who works with a nanny agency or company. This way you will know they have been researched carefully by others, and they have references to back up their testimonies and reputations. But don’t leave it at that.
Something else to think about is do you want a male nanny or a female nanny? While female nannies are usually more popular, if you have male children you might consider a male nanny as a male role model in their lives, especially if you are a single mother. But always choose a male or female nanny based on what you feel most comfortable about.
You will also want to meet the potential nanny and possibly even allow the children to meet him or her before you hire them. There are many different types of questions you can ask them in an interview—anything from asking them to expound upon their education or skills to asking them what they enjoy doing in their spare time. Try to get to know the person who will be caring for your children.
Lay a foundation of trust with your nanny by letting them know that you want them to feel comfortable. Give them responsibilities, yet don’t expect so much of them that they can’t accomplish what you expect. There is a difference between a trial period and a test. Expect the best from your nanny, and the best will usually shine through.
Good luck with finding the right childcare in London.