Many parents turn to summer nannies to help care for and keep kids entertained and learning while they are not in school.
Benefits of having a summer nanny include:
- Flexibility - You can determine both the nanny's schedule and your own.
- Entertainment - A nanny, especially with one who can drive, can fill kids' days with trips to the pool, park or museum.
- Housekeeping Help - Some nannies will do household chores in addition to caring for your children.
But how do you know if hiring a summer nanny is the right move for your family? And how do you pick the right nanny?
Experts offer a checklist from the experts to help you make the best decisions for your kids:
- Plan Ahead - Give yourself plenty of time to sort through candidates.
- Determine your needs - Think about how many hours you'll need the nanny to work, whether you need someone who can drive and how much medical training will be needed.
- Be the boss - Create a job description and lay out expectations about duties, vacations and sick days.
- Get a second opinion - Use background checks and ask your children what they think of the candidates.
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors' Casandra Pierei added more and answered questions live on Facebook.
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