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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

Nanny with child in FT PreK

We have a FT nanny who we love and has been with us since our son was 6MO.  He is now 4YO and we've unfortunately been unsuccessful in conceiving another (in the midst of our 4th IVF cycle ugh).  We recently got into CPS PreK and intended to do 1/2 days, but I was told by the school that there would...

Nanny rates - Bucktown

First time mom, looking to hire childcare for my daughter.  Would love to do daycare, but with the size of waitlists in the area it seems certain we'll need to hire a nanny for likely up to a year before we can get in somewhere.   I'm interested in a nanny share and am working on a post lo...

Where to find overnight sitter for 9 consecutive nights?

We've been invited to an epic adults-only vacation with close friends next January. We have 1 child who will be almost 5 years old by then. My parents live 40 minutes away and he has stayed with them overnight before, but they're older and have recurring health issues. Even though an almost 5yo is n...

Babysitter pay freshman in hs

I had a freshman in HS babysit for me tonight for 1 kid, age 9. Asked her what her rate was hourly and she refused to tell me so paid her 15$ per hour. Do you think that’s a fair rate for someone her age and given it’s just 1 kid?  ...

Where can I find a new/additional babysitter?

We currently have two babysitters, but neither is a reliable go-to, for various reasons:   Our favorite has been in our lives since DD was about 3 or 4yo (she's now 7). We thought we lost her when she went away to college in 2019…but one silver lining of the pandemic is that she moved back...


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Why you need to pay nanny taxes

Sponsored by The Nanny Tax Company You've hired a great nanny and you've agreed on a nanny contract (either with a nanny share family or on your own). You're done  now, right? Nope. You still need to tackle one more important thing: nanny taxes. Nanny taxes are employment taxes (socia...

Nanny shares 101

A nanny share seems like the best of both worlds: Your little one gets daily socialization with another child like they would in daycare, but you still get the benefits of having a dedicated caregiver while (importantly) splitting the cost with another family. All of that is pretty much true. B...

How to write a nanny contract, and why you need one

Why is it that when most of us hear the word “contract” we cringe? A contract is simply an agreement, pact, or understanding. It's used in many areas of life and business, and simply put, it can be a useful playbook to help guide us toward success.  Full disclosure: I am not a lawyer, and I don...

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 fit with your family. Try to use open-ended questions that will prompt for informative answers, ...

Where to find childcare in Chicago at the last minute

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a work-at-home mom or dad, or even a full-time working one with regular childcare, with holidays and conference season upon us, we all need extra help from time to time. Here’s a quick list of places in the city that offer last-minute and/or part-time services. ...

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