The Nanny Agency NYC Residents Love Helps Write The Job Description

The Nanny Agency NYC Residents Love Helps Write The Job Description

One of the first things I do with my nanny agency and consulting clients after we complete their family needs assessment (you can learn all about the immense benefits that this tool brings families here and here and here) is to create the nanny job description.  While there are several components to a proper nanny job description, this post covers the physical aspects of the nanny job description.

The physical job description is an overview of the basic parameters of the job: logistical details and criteria that will most likely remain the same no matter who or what type of nanny you hire. If you haven’t already done so, this is the time to figure out the days and hours of your job, whether you want Live-In or Live-Out, whether you will need your nanny to drive, and other practical considerations. Many of these decisions, however, are not always as straightforward as they seem; there are usually a number of X-factors connected to your unique situation that you don’t want to overlook. Even if you think you already know the answers to these questions, I encourage you to read my tips for thinking about each question below to make sure that you are approaching each decision with as much awareness and insight as possible.

Here are the 20 questions to ask yourself when completing the physical portion of your nanny job description:

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The Nanny Agency NYC Residents Love Shares 3 Questions to Ask Yours

The Nanny Agency NYC Residents Love Shares 3 Questions to Ask Yours


When you're looking for a nanny, the best NYC Nanny agencies can be very helpful to parents throughout their search.  Good ones can provide an extra layer of guidance, screening, vetting, and background/reference checking -  not to mention handling the logistics of arranging all your interviews, trials and contract negotiations.  A great agency however, has a little “extra oomph” that can be critical in finding the ideal match.  When you finally decide to start looking for a nanny (and if you're even considering the idea of hiring a nanny agency in NYC, I suggest asking them lots of questions.

But the first thing I wouldn't do is simply type in "Nanny Agency NYC" into Google and get started with the first one that comes up.  Ask around...do your homework...and most importantly, VET them using thes following questions.

Here are 3 Key Questions to ask Your Nanny Placement Agency Before Hiring Them

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The Nanny Agency NYC Residents Love to Use Shares 6 Tools for Success

The Nanny Agency NYC Residents Love to Use Shares 6 Tools for Success

I'm often blown away by how many times I see my own nanny agency clients "freeze up" as they approach the process of finding a nanny.  Often (and particularly when families are looking for a live in nanny), the first question is, "should I hire one of these nanny agencies?" or "what's the best way to filter through the huge lisit of nanny agencies in New York - particularly since when I type in Nanny Agency NYC I get a zillion results?" 

It's pretty often that I have to remind these fantastic parents (or even their assistants sometimes) that finding a nanny is an important decision (not one left to simply asking your friend's nanny if they have any recommendations, or choosing the first nanny agency you find in Google) and one that will require some legwork if you want to make the ideal match.  I also have to remind my clients that I refer to the nanny business as the "wild west" - this isn't your typical interview process.  Great nannies come in all shapes and sizes and very often, the best caregivers are horrible interviewers with terrible resumes! 

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Your Nanny Is a Role Model: The Nanny Agency NYC Secret

Your Nanny Is a Role Model: The Nanny Agency NYC Secret

This post is part of a multi multi-part blog series under the headline, “How to Find a Nanny, and why Simply Searching “Nanny Agency NYC” Doesn’t Work."

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What Should You Expect from a Nanny: Nanny Agency NYC Secrets

What Should You Expect from a Nanny: Nanny Agency NYC Secrets

This post is part of a multi multi-part blog series under the headline, “When Looking for a Nanny, why Simply Searching “Nanny Agency NYC” Won't Work."

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Nanny Agency NYC is Full of Them - 3 Questions to Ask Yours

Nanny Agency NYC is Full of Them - 3 Questions to Ask Yours


When you're looking for a nanny agency NYC has so many of them and the best ones can really be very helpful to parents throughout their search.  Good ones can provide an extra layer of guidance, screening, vetting, and background/reference checking -  not to mention handling the logistics of arranging all your interviews, trials and contract negotiations.  A great nanny agency NYC residents flock to however, has a little “extra oomph” that can be critical in finding the ideal match.  When you finally decide to start looking for a nanny (and if you're even considering the idea of hiring a nanny agency NYC residents love, I suggest asking them lots of questions.

Here are 3 Key Questions to ask Nanny Agency Before Hiring Them

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How to Handle Baby Formula

How to Handle Baby Formula

  • Check the expiration date on the can or carton of baby formula before using.
  • Wash hands and the top of the infant formula can with warm water and soap before opening.
  • Mix the baby formula exactly as directed. Read the directions carefully to ensure proper measurements.  Do not add water to the infant formula if the directions do not call for it.
  • Do not heat in the microwave. Instead place the bottle in bowl of hot water or run hot water over it.
  • Test the temperature of the formula by shaking a few drops on the inner wrist. It doesn’t need to be hot just body temperature.
  • Formula can be given to a child at room temperature or right out of the refrigerator.
  • If the formula has been warmed, it must be given to the child immediately to keep germs from growing in it.
  • If the child does not drink all of the prepared formula, throw the leftover amount out. Do not refrigerate to use again.
  • Prepared bottles can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours (but no longer).
  • If taking prepared bottles out of the house, carry them in an insulated container or plastic bag with a small ice pack. If the milk is not cold to the touch when taken out of the bag, don’t use it.

Do you have a baby that's currently drinking infant formula?  I've put together this Infant Food Guide table that might be useful to help you.

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How to Help Your Child with Chicken Pox

How to Help Your Child with Chicken Pox

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of respiratory infections, ear infections, coughs, infections, rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick gude" to help me through those tough times.  

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How to Help Your Child with Bronchitis

How to Help Your Child with Bronchitis

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of respiratory infections, ear infections, coughs, infections, rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick guide" to help me through those tough times.

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How to Help Your Child with an Ear Infection

How to Help Your Child with an Ear Infection

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of ear infections, coughs, infections, rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick gude" to help me through those tough times.

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How to Help Your Child with Croup

How to Help Your Child with Croup

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of coughs, infections, rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick gude" to help me through those tough times.

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Tags: croup, croup treatment, croup in kids, croup in toddlers, croup symptoms, croup in babies

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How to Help Your Child with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

How to Help Your Child with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of infections, rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick guide" to help me through those tough times.

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How to Help Your Child with Impetigo

How to Help Your Child with Impetigo

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick guide" to help me through those tough times.

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How to Help Your Child with Scabies

How to Help Your Child with Scabies

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick guide" to help me through those tough times.

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How to Help Your Child with Cocksackie

How to Help Your Child with Cocksackie

As a mother of three, I've unfortunately dealt with my fair share of rashes, itches, and bumps amongst my children.  I know that I wished I had a "quick gude" to help me through those tough times.

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How to Help Your Baby with Colic

How to Help Your Baby with Colic

As a mother of three, I've dealt with colic more times than I care to remember.  Sleepless nights, crazy headaches, and more than anything else...a feeling of helplessness as I sat and watched my "colicky" child cry.

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NYC Nanny and Childcare Options Lecture - This Saturday 4/1/17

NYC Nanny and Childcare Options Lecture - This Saturday 4/1/17

I've partnered with the team at Apple Seeds NYC to give two free lectures this Saturday 4/1.  The title is "New York City Nanny and Childcare 101 - A complete guide to choosing the ideal match for your family."

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Need Help Finding a Nanny in NYC? Use These 3 Tools

Need Help Finding a Nanny in NYC? Use These 3 Tools

My job is to help my nyc nanny agency clients find the perfect nanny.  Over the years of dealing with NYC nannies and helping these clients find their match, I’ve come to rely on three basic tools that, in every situation, help my families get exactly what they want – the ideal caregiver.  In fact, I rely on these tools so much that I created my own versions of them.  The Family Needs Assessment in particular, comes from my work as a therapist...think of it like a "history and intake form."  This is the way things get started and it really helps guide your search.

I've also included my own reference check questions...it's imperative that you choose the questions that are particular for YOUR job...don't just use generic ones!

And finally the trials.  I have tons of "trial set up tips" - feel free to reach out to me if you'd like a copy of those!

So here are the 3 tools that anyone setting out on the task of finding a nanny in nyc should use.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: What is SIDS and How to Prevent It

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: What is SIDS and How to Prevent It


I've been getting a lot of questions in my nanny agency and parent coaching practice about sleep "problems" lately...so I've been posting some articles about variouos sleep training methods and even a baby sleep chart. In this post, I'll review some basic bullets about suddent infant death syndrome - I've even created a video with the folks at Howcast that describes what is SIDS and how to prevent SIDS.

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Finding a Nanny in NYC is Hard - Ask Yourself These 8 Questions

Finding a Nanny in NYC is Hard - Ask Yourself These 8 Questions

Finding a nanny in NYC is hard!  There seem to be so many nanny agencies, so many candidates, and so many options - my clients often feel like they have "decision fatigue."

To help people with this struggle, I put together a list of 8 questions to ask yourself.  You should try to complete this exercise before you start your journey of finding a nanny in NYC.  The more you answer these questions ahead of time, the less time you'll waste on the back-end.

The first thing to do is to think about your specific needs and the needs of each of your children (e.g., what are the days and hours that you REALLY need coverage [or want coverage], how much flexibility do you really need this caregiver to have [i.e., do you often have to stay late unexpectedly to meet a deadline at work?], how much individual attention does your child need, do you want someone to help teach your children a second language?, etc.).  Doing this first will narrow down your choices and help you make a decision about who to interview. Otherwise, you'll end up with a huge list of candidates and no ability to really narrow them down.  You can easily do this step yourself, but any of the NYC nanny agencies out there should also be able to walk you through this process.

So how do you go about narrowing down your list of nanny candidates?

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