Deciding to Hire a Nanny or not to hire a nanny is a completely a Personal thing . When it come to hiring a nanny some may agree and some may disagree , it is completely a personal preference. Maybe you need a little extra sleep , or me time , or to return to work a nanny can be a great addition to your family. Hiring a nanny can be an unsettling thing , but it doesn't have to be . A nanny may be great or maybe you prefer child care but again its all a personal preference sometimes a nanny can offer more attention to your child or maybe you prefer they be with other children it's completely up to you. Maybe it's easier to have a nanny come to your house verses packing up your child and dropping them off at daycare , Its all about your comfort level maybe you don't prefer a non family member in the house or you may not mind. When choosing a nanny there are a few things you may want to consider .What you feel your ideal nanny is ? What are your family needs are ? What you can afford to pay ? are all questions you may have . Keep in mind its all about what your needs are and what you feel comfortable with , its good to follow your instinct when it comes to hiring a nanny. Hire someone you feel comftabe wth , your ideal nanny you may want to hire someone who has , Great time management , is attentive , a good communicator. You may desire certain education levels , someone who has experience with children , has a great personality , or someone who is flexible . When hiring a nanny make the job description clear , what do you require they do , light housekeeping , laundry , kids activities , children meals , and what schedule to follow . Yo may hire a nanny yourself directly or go through an agency that will help you find a nanny . If you decide to hire the nanny yourself do an interview. You can the do two interviews to help screen candidates . One phone interview and an in person interview preferably with the child present . Gather a list of questions to ask , what ever is most important to you be sure to ask those questions , a few questions you may ask. Tell me about yourself ? What is your work history ? Is there anything as a nanny you want do ? ( like pick the kids up or housekeeping ) Can you tell me a stressful or emergency situation that has happened and how you handled it ? How do you discipline a child ? What is your favorite thing about being nanny ? What is hard about being a nanny ? Be sure to get past experience and references from families they previously babysit or was a nanny for . Do a background check , when you are entrusting your child with a nanny you should know if they have a criminal history , if they are on the child abuse registry etc... When i returned to work I decided to get a Nanny what do you guys prefer ?