Making the decision to book the services of a Newborn Care Specialist or hire a Nanny is something that should be taken serious. Not only are you welcoming a new person into your home, you also entrust someone else with the care and nurturing of your child. It is therefore imperative that you hire the most appropriately qualified, and skilled person for the job. Additionally, someone you like to have around, after all not just your children will spend time with the Newborn Care Specialist or Nanny — you as well.
There are a variety of Nanny Agencies eager to help you find the perfect fit, whether this is a Newborn Care Specialist or Nanny. Finding a Nanny Agency where you feel a sincere connection with, takes a little homework on your part. Here at Rainbow Nannies we understand that this is a very exciting journey for you, which can also be overwhelming at the same time; and that’s why we take our time to support you during this entire process.
An organization that focuses on agency quality is the International Nanny Association. This group has a code of ethics to which member agencies must adhere. They have various resources available for Nannies and Agencies to promote and inform about continuing education, industry standards, relevant legislative updates, business management help and more. When an agency, like Rainbow Nannies, is an INA member, you can expect quality, ethical, and highly professional service.
Any Nanny Agency you work with should be easily accessible; and willing to genuinely listen to your individual needs and concerns, in a kind, sincere and professional manner. Timely follow up is also a key indicator of an agency that values its families. A quality agency will walk you through the entire process and remains involved after placement to ensure that the relationship between the Family and the Nanny is working well. They will also have resources for you, such as Nanny tax information.
The best agencies also take good care of their Nannies. Nannies affiliated with the agency should feel supported and have access to many resources such as a Safe Zone Training, CPR training, information about continuing education and industry information.
You will find some agencies make recommendations for their nannies to explore quality parenting philosophies, such as RIE – Resources for Infant Educarers.
An agency that cares for both the families it serves, and the nannies it refers, is an agency that provides quality service. Such an agency will work to earn your trust and once earned, will keep it by means of open communication and professional commitment.