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5 Unlikely Things to Consider When Hiring A Nanny

April 16, 2013 Nanny Background Checks, Uncategorized

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When it comes to hiring a nanny, millions of questions run through parents’ minds. One non-negotiable factor of the hiring process is a quality background check. Here are some not-so-obvious factors you may have not considered:

Driving record.

Is the nanny’s car suitable for safely transporting children in their car seats? Don’t be afraid to ask about speeding tickets, DUIs, license points or other violations.

Family structure.

How was the person raised? By two parents, a single parent or a guardian? How many siblings does she have? This may affect how the nanny handles your family dynamics.

Discipline.

Was this person heavily disciplined as a child? Not so much? It’s important to not only ask what her methodologies are, but also what her parents’ disciplinary habits were. An accurate evaluation of her disciplinary tactics has to include a look into her upbringing, as it most-likely influences her current beliefs.

Eating and exercise habits.

Since nannies generally spend an extended amount of time with children, their everyday habits will rub off. Eating and exercise habits will influence the meals they prepare, snacks/frequency of snacks, activities and outings.

Religion/Morals.

If you are intentionally teaching your child certain ideologies, will a nanny’s beliefs negatively counteract them? Diversity is a good thing, but when it comes to your children, it’s OK to break down the walls of “political correctness.”

We hope these tips are helpful to you. There’s nothing more valuable than your child’s life, and therefore his or her safety. That’s why we offer quality, affordable background checks for nannies. Let us take the stress out of hiring a nanny!

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