There are several methods for finding a nanny, such as advertising in your local newspaper, working with a non-profit organization dedicated to placing nannies with families, and checking universities for students graduating from nanny training programs. Following are pros and cons associated with each option.
- Newspapers. Although many people seeking nannies advertise in the classified section in their local newspaper, these ads tend to attract all sorts of people for the job; not necessarily the right type of person. Advertising in this manner is not the best approach to take when looking for a well-trained nanny.
- Non-profit organizations. Consider working with a non-profit organization that makes it their job, and pleasure, to help you to find the right nanny for your family. There are benefits with working with a non-profit agency including the ability to be placed with one that has the right fit for your family.
- Nanny training programs. A great place to look for a qualified nanny is through training programs and universities offering this program. Many programs offer students placement and, since they are just graduating, they generally cost less to hire and have a full set of educational skills.
- Global nannies. For those considering hiring a nanny that has been trained in another country, keep in mind that the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service rarely allows for a nanny to be brought into the country to work. Non-American nannies are generally not permitted work visas.
When searching for a qualified nanny, consider the qualifications of the person you have in mind. For instance, it may be okay to advertise in your local newspaper if your needs involve finding one for part-time work, such as a student looking to earn extra cash (and not necessarily a student studying to be a nanny). For permanent, full-time placement, it is probably best to consult a non-profit organization or check universities for nanny training programs.
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