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3 characteristics to look for in a nanny

If you are looking to hire a nanny for your children, there are certain traits you should be on the lookout for. Hiring a nanny can be a complicated process, as you want to find somebody professional who you can trust to leave your kids with, especially if they are on the younger side of the age spectrum.

It can be difficult to know exactly what you want or need until you come across the right person, which is why there are certain guidelines you should keep in mind throughout the hiring process.

Here are a few characteristics to be on the lookout for:

  • Flexibility: Having children and a full-time job means you never know when you will and will not be available, which is why a nanny will have to have a flexible work schedule. If a candidate has too many times they cannot work, chances are it won't be a good fit.
  • Love of children: Being around kids all day is exhausting work, but you will want somebody who has a genuine love of children and enjoys their company. A nanny will burn out quickly if they have the wrong temperament, so this patience is essential.
  • Solid references: Leaving your kids with somebody can be difficult, which is why you need to thoroughly vet this person. The candidate should come with a list of at least three or four solid references that you can call in order to learn a little more about them.

If you are currently trying to find a nanny for your children, be sure to contact Colonial Domestic today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about the domestic agency positions we can help fill.