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North Dakota nanny is considered part of the family

One of the most important traits that your nanny should have is a true devotion to her profession. Someone who loves her work will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your children. The Grand Forks Herald — a local North Dakota publication — recently profiled one such nanny, Trina Whitney, who has become a beloved member of the Helm family. 

Whitney, who is originally from Minnesota, began working for the Helm family while she was a student at the University of North Dakota. Her daily tasks include helping the children dress in the morning, preparing meals and performing household chores. In the summer, she keeps them busy with activities, taking them to swimming classes and a reading program. The Helms also have three dogs that Whitney manages as well. 

Before hiring Whitney, Amy Helm — the children's mother — had a difficult time finding and keeping good childcare providers. After interviewing over a dozen candidates, Helm considered putting the kids in daycare or even leaving her job so she could stay at home. Fortunately for the Helms, Whitney changed all that.

"I thought, 'We can't go through this, having people who don't last,'" Helm told the Herald. "I was very stressed. When we hired Trina all that stress went away […] She's so mature for her age. She's very capable of handling things. She has a really good head on her shoulders."

Finding an experienced nanny who is a good fit for your family can take a long time. If you are interested in hiring a nanny, consider conducting your search through Colonial Domestic Agency. Our counselors are skilled at matching employees with applicants who possess the most relevant skills and qualifications.