What resources/advice can you offer moms who are looking for a good sitter?
I would recommend checking online community bulletin boards if they exist in your local area. I signed up for the Hoboken Family Alliance board while still on maternity leave and found a host of good referrals of nannies/sitters from families, as well as postings from nannies seeking employment.
I would also recommend talking to other moms and nannies while you’re on maternity leave. Nannies in particular tend to know of others looking for work. My pediatrician’s office was also a good source for recommendations. We interviewed three other nannies before hiring ours. I found a great list of interview questions to ask nannies online…I’d highly recommend taking a moment to review that and keep it handy while interviewing. All in all, you want someone who has a similar approach to parenting, someone loving and caring and, of course, someone who comes with reliable references.
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