Hiring a Nanny?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
2814 posts
Sugar bee

QueenieB :  We found a nanny through a family friend. Before we found her, we were using care.com to screen out potential nannies and asking facebook mom groups in the area for recommendations. If you live in a family friendly area or have lots of friends with young children – ask for recommendations. But I will say, people get very territorial with their nannies. If she works full time for other family, of course no one will give up their full time nanny. 

Post # 17
9132 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

QueenieB :  like I said, the people do need a lot of experience to be qualified for the au pair program. They are pretty carefully vetted by the State Dept. And yes part of the deal is that you provide room and board I believe. 

Post # 18
9123 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

join and local FB mom group and ask if anyone has recommendations, then start the interviewing process.

maybe someone has a nanny that they love that they will no longer need when you need one.

Post # 19
10 posts
  • Wedding: November 2017

I live in Dallas and we have a Nextdoor app for the neighborhood usually spans around 2000 people. I posted on there and there was some recommendations – I found one like that! I looked into ageny and au pair though but preferred a rec from someone local / neighbor


Good luck!

Post # 20
75 posts
Worker bee

I’ve been a nanny for 4 years now and I find all of my families on care.com. I currently work in a situation like yours. The mom works from home (most days) and is able to breastfeed. There’s obviously a lot of down time with sleeping when they’re little, so while the baby sleeps or mom breastfeeds I help prep dinner, sweep, fold laundry etc. Good luck on your search!

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