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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
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
We made you work and you did! I was extremely picky! Thanks.Dr. Cheryl Caragnano, Pediatrician
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
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
The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.Carolyn Goodrich, Stay at home mom
We used two other services and an online service. Morningside Nannies had the most highly qualified candidates, one of whom we selected.Dr. M
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!Myron Morris, O.R. Business Manager and Dr. Audrey Winer, Pediatrician
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

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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