May is prime time for situating changing child-care needs for the summer. Looking for a new sitter or nanny? Besides the expected questions about child-care experience, CPR training and conducting a background check, what kinds of questions can give parents a deeper sense about who will watch their children? Here are three unconventional and telling questions to ask:
While there’s no shortage of amazing things to do with kids in the Big Apple (like exploring the best NYC parks, dining at the 50 best restaurants for families and browsing top NYC museums, just to name a few), sometimes you need to leave the little ones at home. If you want a reliable childcare provider who’s more like a family member than the occasional sitter, hiring a live-in nanny may be the answer.
Are you looking for your own ‘Mary Poppins’ but not sure where to start? Have you tried babysitters, daycare or other forms of childcare, but found they weren’t the best fit for your family’s needs? Join us for parent night at Umbrella Tree as Anna Stivers, from The Nanny League, shares tips and tricks for hiring, working with, and transitioning with a nanny.
When you’re working parents, one of the hardest decisions you’ve got to make is finding the right childcare for your family. Many families choose to hire a nanny to have a more personalized and one-on-one interaction with their children. But when you’re hiring an individual, how do you ensure you’re finding someone you completely trust with your child and your home, who’s reliable, honest and great with kids? It’s like hiring a second (or third) parent for your children. For many parents, it’s hard to find the right match.