Finding a great nanny takes time and patience…
The process can take anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, and you want to ensure your Nanny is the perfect fit for you and your family. Most important, you want whoever you hire to fully understand your child’s and family’s needs and to have the experience needed to best care for your family.
This is why it is important to hire a company who cares about kids and families. We at Munchkin Minders take our job seriously and are thorough in our vetting process.
The Interview is the first step
Munchkin Minders sets up in person or virtual interviews with each of our candidates. We like to spend at least a 1/2 hour for the first interview. We really want to get to know our candidates and learn about who they are and what they are looking for in a nanny position. We want to know their loves, there likes and their challenges. We ask about their future plans and goals. We want to know where they live, who they live with, what they do in their spare time and most importantly, why do they want to work with kids! We really want to hear that they have a passion for working with children. We want candidates who LOVE kids and have a passion for working with them. We want to know they have children’s best interests at heart.
We always check references!
Checking previous employment references confirm Nanny’s background and gives us confidence in their experience and knowledge. If you choose to use a childcare agency like us, we will have already checked their references. You are encouraged to read through our notes and/or contact previous employers for yourself. This can be a great way for you to speak with the parents and ask any additional questions you may have which will assist you in deciding if you have found a suitable candidate.
CPR and First Aid Knowledge
Regardless of a child’s needs, Nannies should always have up to date pediatric First Aid certifications, this will give you some peace of mind that your nanny will know how to react quickly, efficiently, and calmly in case of emergency.
We conduct Background screenings
Munchkin Minders runs all of our candidates through a reputable background screening company. We check the candidates Social Security status, national criminal background records, DMV records and Sex offender reports. We can also run the Nanny through Trustline Registry that includes fingerprints through Live Scan.
Munchkin Minders number one priority is finding you a Nanny that works best for your individual family. Every family has different wants and needs and it is important for us to learn what those are from you. We love what we do here at Munchkin Minders and look forward to working with you in finding the best match for your munchkins!