Do You Have The Time And Expertise To Find The Best Nanny On Your Own?
I want to talk about time. Specifically—your time. My guess is that the reason you need a nanny is because a large chunk of your time goes toward providing for your family. Your income is probably vital to your child’s future, his or her education, your family’s standard of living, your environment, your financial security, your ability to provide an organized, predictable, calm household that allows your family (and marriage) to thrive. Given all you do, and how well you do it, do you honestly have the time to conduct your own through, professional nanny search? Do you have time to do it all again if the nanny you choose doesn’t work out or decides to move?
19 YEARS OF NANNY SCREENING, INTERVIEWING AND NETWORKING IN SAN DIEGO, CA
At Safe and Sound Nannies Dr. Ann Wycoff, a licensed psychologist, has spent almost every day (except Sundays!) for the past 19 years relentlessly finding, screening, interviewing and placing the best nannies and matching them to professional moms just like you throughout San Diego area. She draws on her expertise as a psychologist, her vast experience and huge network of proven, dedicated nannies, and her skills and professional training to match the right nanny to the right family. This is a full-time job. And she provides a one year replacement guarantee.
DO YOU HAVE TIME TO DO THE THOROUGH VETTING WE DO?
Do you have time to check every reference in person? Do you know the signs of a past employer who is being avoidant, glossing over issues or giving a great reference so she can move an average nanny out of the job and onto another family? Do you have the time and expertise to administer and interpret a personality screen on every candidate? Dr. Wycoff’s specialty is psychological testing, and her personality screen has been normed on over 7,000 nanny candidates in the greater San Diego area. It assesses characteristics such as conscientiousness, reliability, impulse control, interpersonal sensitivity, ability to handle stress, etc. It is statistically validated and has been used by Safe and Sound Nannies for over 15 years to find the very best people. Do you have time to interview every nanny in person for 90 minutes and ask the questions that will be most revealing? Do you know the most common mistake that interviewers make? Dr. Wycoff has interviewed thousands of nannies and uses the same proven, standardized questions sin each interview so that she can compare candidates easily without the guesswork. Do you know about common biases that affect your impression of a candidate but can lead you down the wrong road? Do you have access to the best background checking system that is NOT an instant Internet check? Do you know why you don’t want to use an instant Internet check? Do you know why the best nannies are not on a nanny database for you to look at? Do you know how to structure your job so that your nanny stays long term and doesn’t leave you after you’ve trained her and your children have become attached to her?
WHAT IF YOUR NANNY LEAVES?
Because you work and your family time is so precious when you’re not, then you use your time wisely. Why would you waste valuable time trying to find the right nanny on your own when you’re taking a risk that she won’t be the right one? The peace of mind that comes from having the right nanny in your home, caring for the most precious person in your life, is worth the investment. The knowledge that if your nanny left for some reason, Safe and Sound Nannies, catering to families throughout San Diego, CA would find you high quality, thoroughly vetted candidates as replacements allows you to go to work and stay focused while you’re there, rather than wondering if you might be without childcare on any given day. Who needs to worry about that?
AS A MOM AND A PROFESSIONAL HERSELF LIVING IN SAN DIEGO, CA, DR. WYCOFF UNDERSTANDS
As a mom herself, Dr. Wycoff knows what it’s like to center your life around your child’s security and well-being. The right nanny can broaden your child’s experience of love, of safety, of learning, of life. The nanny is one more person in your child’s life who will love him or her and bring a wealth of warm, caring, stimulating experiences and safety to the infant, toddler and childhood years. This is Dr. Wycoff’s goal: that professional moms will experience a deep level of peace and confidence that their child is well cared for, loved and broadened by having an exceptional nanny in their lives. And with that confidence and peace, the mom can go to work and excel at her career knowing she has done the right thing for her family.