Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny
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Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  January 19, 2017
It's often difficult to find a qualified nanny at the best of times. But for parents of children with special needs, it can be especially stressful, as their child may require sophisticated care. Thankfully, it is not impossible, 68% of the nannies on Canadian Nanny are interested in caring for a child with special needs. This article discusses the qualities to look for and the questions you should be asking to help choose the candidate that is right for your child.
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How to Conduct a Nanny Background Check
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How to Conduct a Nanny Background Check

by Martha Scully  •  November 08, 2016
Choosing a nanny isn't a small decision — your child care provider becomes an extension of your family and special part of your kids' lives. While an interview helps you evaluate your potential nanny or babysitter, you shouldn't hire a candidate on the spot. Conducting a background check before you extend an official offer ensures that you are bringing a trustworthy caretaker into your home. Here are some things you should check and the reasons why it's important to carry out nanny background...
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Open-ended Nanny Interview Questions: The Best Way to Assess Childcare Knowledge
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Open-ended Nanny Interview Questions: The Best Way to Assess Childcare Knowledge

by Martha Scully  •  August 29, 2016
When interviewing a potential nanny candidate, it’s not always easy to get a clear insight on your candidate. They may come with brilliant referral letters and many years of experience. But is there a way to truly know how your nanny might deal with a difficult childcare situation? We’ve found the best way to properly assess a potential nanny's experience and knowledge of childcare is to use open-ended questions. This is essential, as the nanny will become a vital part of your family.
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Warning Signs to Look out for When Hiring a Nanny
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Warning Signs to Look out for When Hiring a Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  August 24, 2016
For a parent hiring a nanny is a crucial decision. When you go through the process of interviewing nannies, there are certain warning signs you must pay attention to. CanadianNanny.ca founder and child care expert, Martha Scully, is here to help you identify the red flags you should be aware of.
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How to Prepare for a Nanny Interview
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How to Prepare for a Nanny Interview

by Martha Scully  •  August 23, 2016
Choosing the right nanny for your children is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to effectively assess each candidate during an hour-long meeting, especially if you're not a seasoned interviewer. By conducting some basic interview prep, you'll be able to clarify exactly what you need in a nanny and increase your chances of choosing the right one. CanadianNanny.ca founder and child care expert, Martha Scully, is here to guide you ...
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How to Decide on a Live-out or Live-in Nanny
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How to Decide on a Live-out or Live-in Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  August 22, 2016
Did you know that if you have two children or more having a nanny is more affordable than daycare? When you choose to hire a nanny you'll have to decide if you want a live-out or live-in nanny. We often get asked what type of nanny is more flexible and economical: live-in or live-out? There are benefits in both situations, the right choice will depend on your specific needs. Consider this article a guide to helping you choose which type of nanny will be best for your situation.
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How To Conduct a Nanny Interview: A Detailed Guide
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How To Conduct a Nanny Interview: A Detailed Guide

by Martha Scully  •  August 19, 2016
Conducting a successful interview is about more than asking savvy questions. Child care expert, Martha Scully has put together a guide for how to lead a meaningful interview with a potential nanny. Part of her "how to hire a nanny" series; this article covers everything from creating an atmosphere that fosters comfort to carefully introducing your children.
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How to Check Nanny References
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How to Check Nanny References

by Martha Scully  •  August 18, 2016
Hiring a nanny is a big decision. While a detailed application can help you weed out nannies who have little to no experience and a background check can help you eliminate those with criminal histories, checking references gives you a practical perspective on what it will be like to have this person work for you. Here's child care expert Martha Scully's, breakdown of how to collect references, make contact, what questions you should ask and how to follow up.
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