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Morningside Nannies was far more professional and focused than the other agencies. They listened to my request and responded promptly. I feel very fortunate to have such superb childcare and appreciate the luxury of returning to work with-out worry. Many thanks go to Morningside Nannies for that.Jeremy and Lauren Blachman
In a time crunch you provided me with two excellent applicants within hours!Dr. Anita Tonking
As a new mom I was nervous about hiring a nanny, but now I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve sung your praises to everyone I know.Tarala Rybacki
I liked the fact that you screened the candidates before sending them to us, rather than sending the candidate to me before I knew anything about them, like happened with (name withheld), your competition.Name Withheld
During our search for our current nanny I used several well-known services in Houston. I found that Morningside Nannies had the highest- quality applicants in town.Dr. Katherine Tiwari
Morningside was by far the best as compared to the other services we used!Dr. Michael O'Reilly and Dr. Valerae Lewis
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
I trust Morningside Nannies & their research into their nannies more than any of the other seven agencies we talked with. The checks are reliable and the quality of nannies was superb. The process of finding a nanny was handled quite professionally.Dr. Kim Burgess, Pediatrician
We made you work and you did! I was extremely picky! Thanks.Dr. Cheryl Caragnano, Pediatrician
Compared to other agencies Morningside presented a higher caliber of candidate.Phyllis Epps, Law Professor

Break Into Nannying as a Summer Nanny

summernannyIf you’ve been thinking about becoming a nanny but not sure if it’s the right career path for you, consider testing the waters out by working as a summer nanny. Summer nanny jobs require a short-term commitment, but full immersion experience into the world of private in-home childcare.

Being a Summer Nanny Gives You Experience

For those with minimal childcare experience, a summer nanny job can be a great segue into full-time nanny work. Individuals with past babysitting experience, camp counselor experience, or preschool or daycare teaching experience are ideal candidates for summer nanny positions. Since most families, especially those with infants, and reputable nanny agencies will require more extensive childcare experience, working as a summer nanny can give you that.

Being a Summer Nanny Gives You References

Most parents will require nannies to have references before considering them for employment. While references from family and friends can be okay too, most parents and most all reputable nanny agencies will require professional childcare references, which must include childcare references from nonfamily members. Having solid childcare references is essential for securing future nanny employment. Adding a summer nanny job and employer reference to your resume can help quality you for full-time nanny positions.

Being a Summer Nanny Gives You Opportunity

Working as a nanny is different than working as any other type of childcare provider. Nannies work in private homes with minimal supervision or adult interaction. Since nannies are typically the sole employee of the family, formal breaks come in the form of downtime when the children are napping.  Nannies are also responsible for all tasks related to providing care, including doing the children’s laundry and preparing nutritious meals and snacks. Some nannies enjoy working in the private home setting while others prefer working in a classroom setting. Depending on your personality and caregiving style, private in-home childcare may or may not present an enjoyable work environment for you.

For many full-time nannies, they got their first taste of working as a nanny thanks to a summer nanny job.  And it seems only natural that it happened as such. Preschool or daycare teachers who are looking for something different are often approached by parents who are seeking something different too, which leads to a natural caregiver family pairing. College graduates who have studied early childhood education often seek immediate employment and working as a summer nanny can provide a steady income and additional childcare experience while they seek full-time year-round work. Others tend to fall into nannying after being approached to take a summer babysitting job and before they know it, they’ve secured year-round, full-time nanny work.

Qualified summer nannies are in high demand. If you’re considering being a nanny or looking to break into the field, try being a summer nanny first. Contact Morningside Nannies today to learn more about our Houston area summer nanny placement opportunities or stop by our office Monday through Friday between 10 am to 3 pm to complete a summer nanny application.

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I had an emergency situation and had a nanny sent over for the following day. I am so pleased with the service provided by Morningside Nannies. My son immediately fell in love with the nanny assigned to us. We couldn’t be happier.A. Porter
I have used two other agencies, both were difficult to work with and did not live up to their promises and Morningside Nannies did.Dr. Susan Streusand
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.Penny Featherston, NorAm Energy
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!Myron Morris, O.R. Business Manager and Dr. Audrey Winer, Pediatrician
We used two other services and an online service. Morningside Nannies had the most highly qualified candidates, one of whom we selected.Dr. M
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
In a time crunch you provided me with two excellent applicants within hours!Dr. Anita Tonking
The quality of candidates was very good. It was a difficult decision but Amy has proven to be a wonderful choice. We could not have found a better person. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a nanny.Sonia Breathwit, Business Owner
Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.Holly Weinstock, Stay at home mom
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.Dr. Shari Rochen