From our NannyFusion Member 4nannies.com. We wanted to share this article from their website.
5 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Nanny with Kids
While you may be thinking that there are many reasons you’d never even consider hiring a nanny with a child of her own, there may actually be some compelling reasons that you should. Yes, when a nanny brings her own child to work with her it can complicate an already complex working relationship, but careful planning and a solid work agreement that outlines everyone’s expectations can help keep any added craziness at bay. At the end of the day, only you can decide if hiring a nanny with a child of her own is right for your family, but there are five definite reasons for doing so that are worth your consideration.
1. Really good nannies become experienced moms.
Many nannies with years of experience and amazing references go on to get married and have families of their own. Having someone else care for their children so they can go care for an employer’s children hardly makes sense. Unlike many first-time mothers, those who have extensive nanny experience are a little more prepared for parenting and have a keen sense of what to expect. In essence, through motherhood she is expanding her skill set even more. Since many have cared for more than one child over the course of their careers, caring for two children at the same time is typically a nonissue.