Kids are bundles of joy and when they come to this world, everyone rejoices and there is a lot of fanfare. After the rejoicing though you as the parent is left alone to take care of your child or children depending on your case .If you are like most people, then you will probably be having two jobs, double shifts or even long hours so that to make ends meet. It is inevitable then to look for a perfect nanny at one point or another. How then do you go about searching for one? The following is a simple checklist to guide you when searching for a child care service provider.
1. What do you need?
It is important to know what you want from a child care service provider so that you ca be able to identify what look for when you start the search. The following are questions you should answer to help decide on the best child care provider for your child.
- Do you need a part time, half day or full time person?
- How much are you willing to pay? This is so that you search within your means and get someone within your budget.
- What do you expect the person to do? If your children have special needs, then you should certainly factor in this and other additional services such as dropping the children to school and so forth.
2. Where do you look?
There are many ways of getting the right person for a particular job. Your search can be carried out in these three ways.
- Placement agencies: Just make sure you are dealing with a credible agency so as to be assured of good results.
- Online agencies: They are trickier to deal with. But you can check out a few employment websites and decide on which you are more comfortable with.
- Recommendations: This is arguably the best way and it saves you time. Just call a few of your family and friends and see if they can recommend anyone.
Once you find the right person, then you can go on and interview them for a job placement.
3. What are my obligations?
Hiring someone to look after your children requires you to do some things according to law. You are required to:
- Provide good working conditions and not to mistreat the care giver.
- Make sure that someone understands her job description before accepting the job
- Do not overburden them. Put yourself in the nanny’s shoes, meaning you should never give them work you wouldn’t have done.
- Finally, do not forget to pay nanny’s taxes and ensuring she is tax compliant otherwise you will land yourself in trouble with the law