5 Things You Need to Know: How to Choose a Good Nanny


Finding a Nanny

Once you've decided a nanny would be the best child care option for your family, it's time to search for the right person. An easy place to begin is to put out the word with other families -- nannies talk to nannies and through word of mouth you may get a few good leads.

It's also smart to concentrate your search with professional nanny placement agencies and training programs -- they exist to make matches between nannies and families easier. Working with a placement agency makes the search process easier: They locate, screen and manage the hiring process for a fee.