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Aside from choosing a school (and your partner!), hiring a nanny for your little one may be one of the most important choices you make for your family.
 

You want someone who’s responsible and loving, of course, but there may be other considerations: Do you need a nanny who can drive? Do you want a bilingual nanny? Are you looking for someone with a CPR certification?
 

NPN offers tons of resources to help you figure out the traits of your ideal nanny, connect you with nanny candidates and start your nanny relationship on the right foot.


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How to find a nanny
In today's economy, many households have two working parents. That's where a nanny comes in. But hiring a nanny to care for your little one can be an intimidating process. As a former nanny and the fo...
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What to ask in a nanny interview
There is a lot to consider when hiring a nanny. Interviewing, screening and selecting potential nanny candidates can be a daunting task, but it is an important part of finding a nanny that is a good f...
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Why we chose a nanny over daycare
With our first child, we agonized over most decisions, but deciding what to do about child care was the hardest. It gave me constant anxiety and frequently kept me up at night. It was one of those BIG...
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Discussions

Babsitting service platform?

Hi,   Recently someone posted the name of a new babysitting platform/service that connects parents who are interested in caring for another child in their home with those families who are seeking care.   Anyone remember the name?   Thank you! ...

Chase Park Day Off Camp

Has anyone put their kids in the day off camp at Chase Park? Just looking for some feedback. Timing and rates are great.  https://www.dayoffcamp.com/       ...

Common colds and working families, fall 2022--please keep comments practical and cool-headed

Hi, all,   I have a mild sneezy, sniffly common cold! Negative at-home test, I'll probably get a PCR for my work tomorrow. I work in person and live with my husband and our early elementary CPS kids. So I am like, oh no, everything is going to go to hell in a handbasket this week as the co...

Chicago Super Sitters

Hi! Has anyone used Chicago Super Sitters babysitting service? I appreciate any feedback!   ...

Who do you go to for advice on family, caregiving, career?

Hoping for advice - our nanny is going from full time to part time against and I'm trying to re-evaluate my decision too.   I have to figure out whether to focus on family as my little ones are still little and step back career-wise .... Or try to cobble together care-giving support. ...


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