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What Makes a Great Nanny?

If hiring a nanny is on your radar for 2020, you may be starting to think about what characteristics to look for in a candidate. There are many things that are important, but here are some of the top qualities to look for when you are interviewing people to care for your children.

Genuine love for children

A great nanny should sincerely love being with kids. While education and experience are incredibly important, the love that a person has for children is what will make the difference in being a quality caregiver.


Nannies often work long days that can test patience and require a lot of them emotionally, physically, and mentally. Despite that, nannies should show enthusiasm in working with children and let that energy guide them through each day. A nanny that is excited about being around your children is someone that your kids will enjoy being around, too.

Fun and creativity

A nanny that does the bare minimum is probably not someone your kids will gravitate to. A nanny should be creative and fun in what she plans for each day the children. She should be okay with being silly and humorous and creative in the activities she does. A fun and creative spirit is what children understand and will want to be around.


Hiring someone to take care of your kids in your absence requires a great deal of trust. They not only watch over your kids, but you will have to trust them with your home, your car, and other sensitive information that they learn while working with your family. Make sure your nanny is someone that will respect you, your home, and each member of your family.


Hiring a nanny means you are relying on one person to do a variety of things for you through the day. You need to be able to count on your nanny to show up on time every day, because if you don’t, you will be left in a lurch. Do your research by contacting her references to ask about her reliability.

Good communicator

Great communication between you and your nanny is the key to the success of the working relationship. Your nanny should be able to easily communicate with you about questions, concerns, and expectations.

Finding the right nanny for your home is a process that requires attention to detail and much research. Your nanny will be making important decisions about the wellbeing and safety of your children, so finding the perfect fit for your family is important. Our experienced team at Household Staffing offers a 100% guarantee that we will find your family the perfect match. Contact us today or begin the hiring process!

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