Matching the Nanny to the Family

A nanny’s effectiveness can really be compromised by the ages and number of children for whom she is responsible. It is important the nanny have suitable skill in relation to the ages of your children. Some nannies are great with one baby but cannot handle more than one child, or cannot deal with older children.

Older kids require a nanny who can set real limits and commands the respect of their charges. Children love to manipulate and your nanny must be aware of this and be able to deal with it effectively. If your nanny has several kids to take care of, plus your home, it’s a sure bet something is being compromised.

Every nanny works hard for her money and families need to be sensitive to the concerns of an overworked nanny. It may seem obvious but a nanny who is overburdened and under appreciated cannot be giving your children her best.