Choosing the right family to work for is so important as a childminder or nanny.
Nanny jobs vary hugely – some are sole charge, others are shared care, some are live in, others live out. You have to decide what type of nanny job you would like, be good at, and thrive in.
Beyond the obvious salary conditions and job location, the relationship between the nanny and both the parents and children is crucially important as the childminder or nanny will be working in the child’s home. If you have completely different childcare ideas to the family then it just won’t work.
The connection you have with the child or children is the most important aspect of your job as a nanny. … In order to provide the care they need, you should have a great relationship with each child.
When a nanny meets with a family for the first time at the interview stage it’s important to have a list of questions made in advance that you can ask the family. This will help in determining whether or not the family is a good fit for the nanny and vice versa.
The positives of a live-in position are:
The negatives might be:
While SureSitter can recommend good job matches for nannies and childminders, only you can determine if a family is a good fit for you.