I had my first child at the age of 40. As a practicing psychologist, it was not easy going back to work when Avery was a month old, especially with nursing, and I needed to know that whoever I hired as her caregiver was emotionally stable, responsible, patient, and loving. I also wanted Avery’s nanny to possess good judgment, be calm under stress, be dependable, and be able to follow directions. I wanted to make the right choice from the start, because once Avery was attached to her nanny, I didn’t want to disrupt her emotional bond to her caregiver.
Ann and Avery
Ann Wycoff, Ph.D.
I am often asked if someone can outsmart the screen and come up with a good score that is false. This is very difficult to do. The screen has built-in validity scales that measure whether someone is attempting to appear different than they truly are. The screen simply measures the candidate on different work-related traits which helps us know if they are well suited for a particular job. I knew how a good nanny should score on the screen. The screen is not guaranteed to predict a nanny’s behavior. It is a scientifically valid tool that provides additional, valuable information to guide us in making better, more informed decisions.
Our goal is to find your family the most experienced, reliable, and loving nannies that are available. A nanny must be good enough for our family if she’s going to be good enough for yours!