Ingredients for the Perfect Nanny in Sarasota or Bradenton

by | Feb 4, 2012

Looking for the perfect  nanny in Sarasota or Bradenton?  When it comes to finding someone to take care of your children it can be challenging.  How do you find someone who will nurture, love, and care for your children?  I work with families and nannies everyday, and I have found these qualities to be the best ingredients for the perfect nanny.

 Let’s start with communication. Communicating with the parents as well as the child is so important.  Children communicate in different ways so a nanny must be flexible and adaptable to each child.   A nanny must have great communication skills in order to keep the parents up to date on everything.

 Some other important ingredients are patience, a calm spirit but also gaining the respect of the child.  Children know when they are loved and cared for but will also push to see how much they can get away with.  There has to be a balance.  A nanny know the boundaries and when it is time to correct the child.

 Organization is another key ingredient to a professional nanny.  Balancing playtime, learning, outdoor activities, maybe some light housekeeping, or starting dinner.  Making a schedule for each week will help them to make sure all responsibilities are covered.

 Nannies must be intuitive.  Understanding a child’s emotions is the key.  They must know how a child is feeling, understand when it is time to play, learn, correct, and comfort. 

 And last but not least flexibility and stamina play a big role in the nanny profession.  Professional nannies are expected to be flexible they can be relied upon to accept changes in their roles and requirements.  The transition should be seamless, especially to the child.

Being a nanny is hard work and requires stamina.  No matter how a nanny feels she is expected to provide the same standard of care throughout the entire day.  A professional nanny remains positive and attentive from the beginning of the day until the end of the day.

 These ingredients will help you find the perfect nanny.  However, remember that nannies are human to and have feelings.  Communication is a two way street.  It is important to communicate any problems or concerns.   Let them know when their hard work is appreciated and when you feel they are doing an incredible job with your children.

Elite Family Care provides top notch nannies for families in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Fort Myers, and Naples.

 Debra Fortosis

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