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Hiring a Nanny

Tips for Creating a Successful Environment With a Nanny

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Bringing someone into your home to care for your child can be a challenging task for many, one that is wrought with emotions and conflict. After all, you are opening up not just your home, but also your lives to a stranger.

7 Tips for Hiring the Right Nanny

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Hiring someone else to care for your child in your absence can be an emotionally difficult and confusing process. Here are some tips that I have found to be helpful in the search for a nanny for your child.

Our Nannies

Lisa Gornick, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa Gornick, Ph.D.

It's a big job, bigger than most parents anticipate, this thinking about our nannies, their life circumstances and psychic and health states, the reverberations between us, our communications spoken and unspoken.

5 Mistakes Many Parents Make When It Comes To Child Care

Lynn Perkins | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

When it comes to leaving your child in the care of a babysitter, nanny or other child care provider, you have nothing but the best intentions. However, many parents unknowingly make mistakes when hiring, managing and communicating with their child care provider.

7 Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Lauren Cahn

It was Caregiver Zero's astounding ineptitude and raging hostility that propelled me to learn everything that I needed to know about hiring the best possible nannies thereafter. And now I share with you the Seven Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring.

Paging Mary Poppins (Or Scaring Her Away?)

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"These people need to chill", I thought, followed quickly by "they will never find anyone willing to work for them." To my surprise, though, the one that lingered was "Lord, I didn't ask any of the right questions when I was hiring, did I?"

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Nanny

Helen Moon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Helen Moon

If you listen carefully to the answers you are given by a prospective nanny, you will have a really good idea of who the person is that you are interviewing.

7 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Nanny

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Hiring a nanny is a process usually fraught with anxiety. As a child protection expert, I'm often asked about the screening process for a nanny. Here are my suggestions.