If you are looking for a home caregiver, check for nanny service California sites if living in California, as well as online nanny groups. Nanny services agencies provide training to Housekeeper California nannies and find them jobs. For those who prefer to look for a nanny without using the nanny service agencies, below are steps to follow.
Do not get a nanny to solve a current need. If a nanny says she want to work for a period of one or two months, continue with your search. You want a nanny that will stay long, without having to change them after every few months. A good nanny will walk with you throughout the journey of baby growth, from sitting, to crawling to walking, etc. A good nanny should not concentrate on the baby alone, but for the whole family as well.
Start by asking around from friends and family or previous nannies any available caregiver. Prepare for the interview with a list of valid questions that you would want to ask. Among the most important are the years of services, any past criminal record, etc. Try to ask some of the unexpected questions. Try to ask questions out of the blue. Some of the questions to ask are what the caregiver would do in case of emergency. Observe how she answers some of the questions to be able to know whether she will be good with the kids. Let the nanny give her expected salary figure as well as the amount you intend to pay her.
After you get a nanny of your choice, conduct a background check, even before she starts working. Call the referees provided in the CV and ask few good deed and bad deeds if any. Do a family background check to know more of the person you will be entrusting your kids with. Know where the nanny comes from. It is also good to enquire from the spouse if the nanny is married, whether she has been allowed to work. Hire the agencies that do a nanny background check.
Sign a contract with the nanny when she start working and let each party retain a copy. Let your attorney help you with the contract.
Discuss various policies such as weekly off days, sick off, annual leave, vacation days, etc. Also agree on other benefits such as medical cover, bonuses, etc., if available. Clearly state your expectations when the nanny starts working.
Discuss the do’s and don’ts during working hours. Conduct an induction training and teach her how to use various equipment, and ensure she meets everyone in the family to enable her feel welcomed and comfortable. Emphasis on the working hours especially if the nanny does not leave with you and reports every day in the morning. If need be, install a nanny camera in your house.