One of the most critical decisions you’ll make as a parent is who will look after your children. A lot of trust and reliance is needed to leave your children with a stranger. Due to these reasons, finding a nanny for your kids can be an overwhelming process. But still, many families take this task into their own hands. Soon, after spending several hours trying to find the right child-caregiver, they realize that the task is not as easy as they would have thought.
Posting the job, screening the applicants, contacting them, conducting interviews, and finally selecting a candidate can be tedious and time-consuming jobs. From our experience, families can take around 20-25 hours to do these tasks on their own. And considering how busy parents can be with their work, these are a lot of hours.
If you would like to know how to hire an international nanny, you can read this blog of ours: How to hire a nanny from abroad in Canada?
Just in case you were wondering, “What happens if I as a family hire a nanny from a job website?”. Then you should look at the issues that families usually handle when they hire a childcare worker from such sites:
The internet is full of freelance nannies, which makes it easy to understand the appeal of hiring one on your own. But hiring a nanny on your own is certainly not the right choice for everyone. Families with limited resources may actually save money by hiring a nanny through an agency. And families who need care immediately rather than waiting through an application process will get a speedy response from an agency that is familiar with local regulations and has the facilities to verify the credentials of their candidates beyond just the resume. The agency can also manage the legal paperwork if the parents decide to hire a caregiver from abroad for the long term.