This moment is perfect. It's 2 a.m. and you're looking out the window of your Phoenix-area home onto the star-dotted sky while rocking your little angel to sleep.
You always want to be there to put your little darling to bed but you know nights like this won't last forever. In three months, it'll be time to get back to the nightshift at the hospital in Phoenix.
Now's the time to find the person you're going to entrust your baby because not everyone will do. But what's the first step in finding a reliable childcare provider?
The founder of NannyPro.com, an online agency that matches families with folks who provide care services, has been in your shoes and she knows your concerns. Carolin Soldo, NannyPro's founder, eventually found a nanny who she trusted with her 3-month-old baby but it wasn't without hassle. She had you in mind when developing this nanny-placement agency. NannyPro is an online nanny service that makes it safe and easy to find a great caregiver.
Not just anybody looking for nanny jobs makes it onto NannyPro's Web site. Any nanny or babysitter looking for work through the agency must go through a rigorous review process so that NannyPro weeds out any caregiver whom they don't believe is qualified.
A Unique Background Check
Each nanny and babysitter is thoroughly checked by the agency using its Best-in-Class Background Check Process, which is conducted by Acxiom, the industry leader in background check services. Results of these initial background checks are available to parents for free when the caregiver has a background check on file, and only nominal fees are charged for advanced checks on employment and education on specific caregivers. All reputable online nanny services should offer high quality screening tools.
Lots of Candidates
NannyPro offers a large pool of candidates from which you can choose, but you can narrow the list down to a few simply by typing in your Phoenix-area zip code. A list of profiles for these caregivers appears in which you can view each candidate's biographical information - their name, age, where they live, salary requirements, and how long they've been a member.
Full details of each candidate can be found when you click on the caregiver's picture. There you'll find the individual caregiver's full information, including which hours he or she can work, the special skills they have, and the hours he or she is available. You'll also find out if they worked at daycare centres or have held one-on-one nanny jobs.
The Search Process
Phoenix and its suburbs is a large area, so you may have hundreds of nannies from which to choose, so you can narrow your search to make sure you find someone that meets all your requirements.
As an example, type in your zip code in Phoenix and the profiles of more than 350 potential candidates appears. You need a college-educated nanny who works for no more than $15 per hour and has had 10 years experience caring for special needs children. You've just narrowed your search to 21 candidates.
The next step is to contact at least three of the care providers via telephone or e-mail and schedule an interview. But before you hang up, make sure to ask for references that you can check before the interview and have a conversation with the candidate to get a sense of whether he or she would be a good fit for your family.
Find out each candidate's strengths and weaknesses from the people who previously hired the candidates for a care job. By doing a little investigating, you can determine whether you're choosing the right provider for your kids.
And make sure to have your kids with you when you interview each candidate because you'll be able to see how your kids interact with each candidate. If you are an Austin Nanny or Baltimore Nanny for example you can find more information on the nanny profession and hiring process on our resources page.
Now it's time to make a decision, but you should feel comfortable in your choice because you did your homework. You used a trusted nanny-placement agency and dug a little deeper for background information on the person to whom you're entrusting your kids' health and happiness. And like children, not everything goes as planned, so the agency has a guarantee to make sure you're happy with your choice. NannyPro.com is a premier service among online nanny agencies.
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