Hiring a Summer Nanny

Don’t look…summer is almost here AGAIN!

If you’re looking into hiring a summer nanny, read on for things to consider during your search.  Make sure you discuss any applicable items with your prospective nannies during the interview process.

Summer Travel?  Will you be traveling and would you need the nanny to accompany you?  If so, confirm their availability to travel.  If not, confirm that they can accomodate a schedule that has breaks.  Also determine how/whether you will compensate them during your absense.

Driving?  Will the nanny need to transport the child(ren) to activities, camps, playdates, etc?

Flexible Schedule?  How flexible does the nanny need to be…will your scheduling needs vary?

Summer Only?  Are you looking for someone ONLY for the summer, or is there the potential to keep them on longer term if things go well?  If so, be sure to pursue people who will be available longer term.

Swimming?  Do they need to be able to swim?

Academics?  Do you want the summer nanny to include any tutoring or academics for your child(ren) during the summer to keep their skills sharp.

Once you’ve selected your new summer nanny, be sure to perform the proper screening steps recommended for a successful hire.  We recommend you perform these steps on anyone you plan to hire to work in your home.

Are there other critical areas you ask about when looking for a summer nanny? Comment and let us know!