I recently received this article in my inbox from the kind folks at http://www.nanny.net and it covers a very important topic, how to tell if your nanny loves your child.
I think every first time employer, or an employer currently interviewing for a replacement caregiver should go through this list as it should help you understand when a connection has been made. Having the emotional buy-in from your nanny in addition to the financial buy-in is critical to long-term success of this partnership and a way to keep your stress down.
Sometimes, you need a nanny and the nanny needs a job, and you both compromise and these relationships often end abruptly not because something has gone wrong but over time you both start to come to grips with the fact that it is just a job. It’s easier to let go of those relationships than if there is an emotional buy-in, we all know that. So if you have the time, see if there is a connection and if so and you can make it work do so. Any child would be overjoyed to have that much love and both the employer and the caregiver will have an easier time on a day-to-day basis.
The link to the original article is below.
- What can you expect from your nanny: Non-child care responsibilities. (urbandaddy.wordpress.com)