Trial period for a potential nanny

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Trial period for a potential nanny

I always recommend having a trial period with a potential nanny that you are thinking about hiring. In fact, I would have a trial period for two nannies. The reason being is that it is easier to compare two different candidates. What your needs are in the household, as well as, see them with your children and how they interact. Also, you want to see how they feel in the household. Is this somebody you want to supervise and manage and have in your private home? Some candidates can be completely different from their interview. You may think, "Wow, this is it. She is amazing." She's great on paper. Her interview was great. She said all the right things, and then when she comes into your home, she is missing something. There's just no that chemistry. Also, with a trial can be very helpful for logistical things like them getting to your house on time, problems or personality thing that come up. Those are the kind of tangible things that you can flush out when you figure out which candidate you should choose.

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Lindsay Heller, PsyD

Psychologist, The Nanny Doctor

Lindsay, known as The Nanny Doctor, has been working with families and their nannies for more than a decade. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Lindsay was a well-respected nanny for over 10 years in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Now, through her nanny consulting services, Lindsay works in conjunction with families and their agencies to provide a unique specialized service to help each family in finding the best possible match for their family. She aids, not only in the interview and hiring process, but also with the important transition of introducing a new person into the household. She stands firmly beside each of her clients throughout their journey and custom tailors a plan of action for each individual family. No nanny issue is too big or small! Her team is excited to be working with her and are happy to offer every family they work with a complimentary hour of her services!


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