Know How to Choose a Part-time Nanny

By | May 24, 2011

Everyone of us know that working parents hire a nanny for quality childcare for their kids. However, some parents work for a part-time at the workplace or from home. They need a person to take care of their kids only during that particular time. A part-time nanny serves this purpose. She offers the childcare only for certain periods of time.

Generally the part-time nannies are young students who are under education and do a part-time job like childcare to earn money. Though it seems simple to find a part-time nanny, it has its own efforts. It is easy to get a full-time nanny as the nanny works for whole time at one home. However, a part-time nanny works for specific timings. So your preferences and timings for childcare should match with those of the part-time nanny. The process of finding a part-time nanny is similar to that of a full-time nanny. However, it takes more time as you need to get the right one suitable for your timings.

Find the nanny referral agency which is reputable and famous. Explain all the details like the timings and the job responsibilities of a part-time nanny you wish to hire. The agency people whether online or traditional ones, finds the suitable candidates based on your preferences. Among a list of selected candidates, the right candidate is selected after conducting an interview.

However, it has to be ensured that proper criminal, educational, and other background checks are conducted on the nanny. You can also find the nanny on your own. As it is only for part-time, you can ask your friends or neighbors who are familiar with any young people who are interested in childcare. However, ensure that they are trained properly in first aid and are able to handle emergency situations.