Finding the right nanny

How to choose a good nanny? Where do you start?

Quality childcare is not babysitting and the key is to select a nanny who understands what it takes for children to grow and learn. The caregiver / nanny must be affectionate, responsive, open minded and can provide a stable and stimulating environment for your children. Someone who can plan a balanced day with interesting activities (indoors and outdoors) within a daily routine including nutritional meals and snacks.

As a parent your responsibility does not end when you select a suitable nanny. You have to consider the many other aspects of the relationship between you and the selected caregiver:

your relationship must be one of mutual respect, trust and cooperation.

an ongoing commitment to communication: hear about your child's day, voice concerns, express appreciation, etc.

live up to your signed agreement with your nanny: working hours and remuneration

Nanny Screening Process

The first step is the screening process of the candidates.

This is the responsibility of the agency you engaged to search for your nanny. You can also rely on the screening done by the Canadian embassy prior to the nanny's arrival in Canada (for foreign Live-in caregivers).

Nanny Interview

The next step is the interview.

This is the time to ask questions. In most cases, parents have a good idea of what to ask the caregiver. For those who are new in this situation, you may want to see our interview checklist for nanny position.

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