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August 06, 2012


Mary Cifuentes Pasadena, ca

When we interviewed our nanny that we found on Care.Com, she told us about the previous child she cared for. She became emotional as she talked. I knew at that moment, that she was the One for our son. She worked for us for us for alomost 2 years. We love her!


The couple I nanny for interviewed me on the phone and then we had a casual meeting at their home. They wanted to meet my husband and my husband to meet them and to know where I'd been spending time. I did not question that at all. My husband was happy to go along and we thought highly of the family wanting to meet both of us and that told us a lot about them as well. That maybe something you want to incorporate into you interview as well.

Background Screening

These are great tips on choosing a nanny. I really like your Facebook approach. I've seen a lot of places use social media to gauge people--mostly jobs. But I can see how if a person is shamed of their Facebook photos, you might be cautious of hiring them. I've also heard that background checks can scare potential nannies off because they think you are too cautious. Do you think that is the case? Thank you for your insight.

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