This book is an essential guide providing you with all the tools needed to choose a Nanny with the right characteristics, skills and knowledge to provide safe, reliable and trustworthy care for your child! So many mothers struggle with finding the right person to take care of their children and many of these moms are completely lost when they start this task. There's really no government regulation or support that assists parents in knowing how to choose among the many strangers they meet to select one who would provide trustworthy, responsible care for their children. This book acts as a step-by-step guide for parents, helping them deal with the logistical and emotional aspects of choosing the right nanny. It addresses the heartfelt worries parents have about this decision, the common misperceptions about the nanny search and all the tools needed to get through the process successfully. The book has worksheets to help parents personalize their search and it also outlines the different health, safety and criminal background checks that each family should conduct before they hire someone. Included are: Nanny Definitions, Job Description, Recruitment Strategies and Resources, Performance Evaluation, Nanny Contract, Interview Questions, Health and Safety Training, Background Check Requirements, Legalities and more. Many of these can be downloaded from the author’s website to personalize the nanny search.
This is a book for parents, grandparents, friends and colleagues – anyone involved in a search for the right nanny! It includes a search for a mother’s helper, family assistant or babysitter and addresses the latest hiring trend: Nanny share arrangements.
Alyce Desrosiers, LCSW is a childcare specialist for families and nannies. She has more than 23 years experience working with families and children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1996 she has provided personalized services to hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area families assisting them through the process of choosing, hiring and keeping trustworthy nannies that fit for them. Ms. Desrosiers is the author of the 2001 book, Finding a Nanny for Your Child in the San Francisco Bay Area by Pince-Nez Press and facilitates workshops in San Francisco on choosing childcare and finding a nanny and is a frequent speaker at mother’s groups throughout the Bay Area and receives a five star rating for her work as seen on the Lilaguide, www.lilaguide.com. Alyce Desrosiers brings her clinical and professional work expertise to her new book, Nannies for Modern Moms.