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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
Thank you so much. I would recommend your company to absolutely everyone in need of help. You always asked questions to ensure proper performance.Cynthia Cisneros, Television News Personality
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 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
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!Myron Morris, O.R. Business Manager and Dr. Audrey Winer, Pediatrician
In a time crunch you provided me with two excellent applicants within hours!Dr. Anita Tonking
Morningside Nannies was outstanding. The process was stress free and the caliber of applicants was far superior to that of other agencies. Morningside Nannies was thorough in their review and timely presentation of candidates.Susan Sherman, CPA
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.Carolyn Goodrich, Stay at home mom
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

Choosing the Right Family

When it comes to choosing nanny families, even the sweetest set of parents aren’t the right parents for every nanny to work for. Nannies and parents work closely together in an intimate environment. They spend extended periods of time together and naturally become entwined in each other’s lives.

When seeking it’s a new position, finding the right position with the right family is essential.

Connection

At the most basic level, you must be able to connect with your potential employers. You’ll need to ask yourself if you can relate to these people on more than a superficial level.  As their employee, you’ll need to be able to carry on a conversation with them and develop a relationship with them. You’ll want to genuinely feel that they’re people you could grow to trust and respect. Likewise, you’ll want to be sure you connect with the children, but that’s typically never an issue.  Most nannies connect with children much easier than with adults.

Compatibility

When considering families you’ll also want to choose a family that you’re compatible with. If you don’t like dogs and they have three, you likely won’t be a good match. If you’re not a fan of attachment parenting but the parents are diehard attachment parents, you’re probably not the best person to take their job.  When interviewing with families, you’ll want to consider your childrearing philosophies, what you consider to be your role as a nanny and what duties and responsibilities you’re willing to take on. Your ideal family will share a similar childrearing philosophy, be looking for a nanny to fill the role you envision and will expect you to take on the responsibilities you wish to take on. If a family matches in two of these areas, but not three, don’t write them off just yet. If you don’t want to prepare meals for the family but they were hoping you would, share your thoughts and concerns and see if there is room for a compromise.

Comfort

When working as a nanny, you’ll need to be comfortable around your employers and in their home. You’ll want to consider how you feel about their lifestyle, their parenting choices and their family’s priorities. If you’re a committed vegan and the family has a butcher on speed dial and expects you to cook up burgers, you may not be comfortable doing so. If you’re super organized but the family thrives in organized chaos, the job may cause you more stress than it’s worth. Consider how you genuinely feel about the family, their living environment and their lifestyle before committing to accepting a new position.

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