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How to select the best nanny for your child

Nannies are very common today. Because of the popularity in nannies, there are so plenty of candidates  applying for the nanny jobs. Therefore parents find it difficult to find the perfect nanny to take care of their child. With the rising population of nannies, parents get the option of choosing different kinds of nannies. Many parents face the difficulty of figuring out what sort of qualifications should the nanny have. Toronto nanny should be able to work full time or as a live-in nanny because in Toronto, Canada many parents select nannies who can stay with them day and night. As a parent it is your responsibility to list down all your priorities. You have to discuss everything with your partner and come to a mutual understanding. This is very important in the hiring process. Many parents just find few nannies and hire a nanny whom they feel good. You have to first think about the age of the nanny that you are going to hire, whether she should be old or young. Many parents go for young nannies who are energetic and who can engage in fun activities with their child. But some parents go for the option of choosing an old and a well experienced nanny thinking that her experience is a key feature. So different kinds of parents have different priorities. So it is wise to  write down the characteristics and the priorities before selecting a nanny.

After determining your priorities well, you should start looking for nannies who matches your criteria. There are few ways of finding nannies. Mostly parents look for nannies through internet and newspapers. Nowadays there are websites where parents can register for a small fee and can search the profiles of nannies. Internet is not the only way to search nannies. You can get recommendations from your friends and family members about nannies in Toronto. Word of mouth is a very persuasive way. Your friends might have used services of professional nannies, so they can recommend you with good nannies. Sometimes nannies who are working with your friends can also recommend their colleagues. If parents still find it difficult to find a good nanny, the nanny services agencies are the only option for them. With the help of nanny service agencies you can hire professional nannies.

After finding few nannies, you should not select the nanny who you think is good. You have to interview each and everyone of them. If you have selected more candidates, you can reduce the number by doing a phone interview.  After the phone interview process, call them for an in-person interview. Select few questions, ask the same set of questions from every candidate and compare the answers. By this you can get a clear idea on whom to select. After selecting your nanny, you have to call her for a working interview or for a test.  Let her interact with your child for few hours and see whether the child is comfortable with her or not. You can evaluate her work and determine whether she is fit for the job. It is your job to select the best nanny for your child. After all your child should get the best care and should not let him or her to feel the loneliness without the parents.