If you’re an Austin parent looking to hire a summer nanny, it’s not too early to plan. Most nanny agencies require six-eight weeks to find a role model to fit a family’s needs. To help you find the perfect nanny sitter, College Nannies and Tutors of Austin has put together three top tips.
Give Yourself Time to Search
If you are looking for a role model to come into your home, work with your schedule, and provide a great experience for your children, the process of finding just the right nanny sitter takes time. You’ll want to check reviews and references and schedule time for interviews. That is why we suggest you begin your search as early as possible so your role model can match up perfectly with the needs of your family.
Create a Job Description
Whether you are using a professional nanny agency or looking for a summer nanny on your own, having a thorough and accurate job description is the best way to attract quality applicants. Make sure to include items like time requirements, transportation needs, expected level of engagement in activities, and so forth. A clear job description will mitigate problems down the road.
Plan a Meet-and-Greet
Your child will be the one who spends the most time with their nanny so it is important to get their input on who gets the job. Have the nanny come over and spend a few hours with your child so they can get to know each other. A meet-and-greet serves two purposes. You will be able to see how the nanny interacts with your child and the transition to summer life will be easier if the two are already acquainted.
Most importantly, keep in mind that the sooner you begin your search the better. If you do hire a nanny through a professional nanny-for-hire service, keep in mind that such things as tax forms, background checks, and certifications can be taken care of for you, leaving you to do the most important thing: matching up the perfect role model with your child.
For further information, feel free to reach out to us today to learn more about how using College Nannies + Tutors can make your life much easier.