Your nanny should offer invaluable support, which makes hiring a suitable candidate an important process that cannot be rushed. Recruiting a nanny isn’t rocket science, but nor is it a walk in the park with so many things to consider.
If you’re on the lookout for childcare support, you may be wondering whether to bring in the services of a nanny agency. To help you make up your mind, let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of using an accredited Nanny Agency for your next hire.
1. Nannies you can trust
You wouldn’t leave your child with a stranger, so don’t invite one into your home, particularly one you have found randomly off the web! When recruiting a nanny, you want to be absolutely sure that he or she can be trusted completely, so that you can go to work secure in the knowledge that your children are safe.
By using a reputable, accredited agency, you can have peace of mind that every candidate has been interviewed and thoroughly vetted, with an up-to-date DBS check and verified, reliable references.
2. A positive impact
Your children will be spending a lot of time with their nanny, so make sure those hours together are memorable for the right reasons.
What dishes would they cook for the children; can they cook fresh food rather than only fish fingers? What activities would typically be planned for the day? Does your nanny know about children’s development, the milestones they should reach, and how to assist this? Is their grammar correct?
During the recruitment process, a credible agency will ask all of these questions and more, to gauge the experience, qualifications and enthusiasm of the candidate as well as their background and qualifications.
3. Putting safety first
In the event of an accident, you want to feel confident that your nanny will take control of the situation. This makes first aid experience a crucial consideration, and something that all too often gets overlooked. On the other hand, a reputable Nanny Agency such as ours will gauge the candidate’s level of first aid knowledge, and offer training where this is lacking.
4. Save time and stress
With all of these points to bear in mind, recruiting a nanny can be incredibly stressful when going it alone. By the time you’ve cross-referenced their application, completed interviews and made a decision, your child may no longer need a nanny! Using an agency allows you to make the best use of your time, so you can secure the right childcare as quickly as possible.
5. The perfect fit
Every family has its own routine and nuances that make it special. So whilst a nanny may seem like the perfect hire on paper, they may not slot in with your family unit.
Nannyplus Childcare Ltd looks not just at the skills and qualifications, but at the cultural fit of the candidate too. By taking the time to get to know your family and nanny, we ensure your appointment is a lasting one.
Tempting though it may be to reduce costs and take charge of the recruitment process, it’s vital not to cut corners when enlisting support for your children. If you would like the stability of a long-term nanny, with none of the hassle that comes with it, using an accredited, reputable Agency is a tried-and-tested solution.
Searching for a new nanny? Discover why Nannyplus Childcare Ltd is the trusted choice for parents in the North West. Visit our website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01925 768188 today.