Tips to Consider when Hiring a Nanny or Caregiver

Tips of Hiring a Nanny

One of the hardest things to do is to leave the one you love in another person’s care. Like many, to be a stay-at-home mom or even the sole caregiver to an elderly parent is just not feasible. It is a big decision to introduce a new person into your life, but more importantly the right person. This month we are sharing tips to consider when hiring a nanny or caregiver.

  1. Let the people in your circle know you are looking. Getting a great recommendation from someone you actually know is a great start in the search. Talking to someone that has already experienced working with a potential candidate is a gold mine!
  1. Do your do diligence and take time to really search for the right person. Set up a trial one if that is possible. Being around to watch for the first couple of days can help you gauge the person level of patience and even reliability.
  1. Trust the professionals. There are great services out there that have strict screening processes that include a background check.
  1. Include the one being cared for in the interview process. They are the ones ultimately that need to be comfortable with your choice. Give them time to interact with a potential candidate, it is a vital piece in picking the right person.
  1. Don’t ignore your gut. If you have even the slightest hesitation about a candidate, then that person is not right for you.

OC Home & Family cares about your loved ones and does a mandatory background check. We provide families with the peace of mind. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.