As parents we fret over every decision we make for our children, and childcare is no exception. Who do we trust to watch our children when we cannot be there?! Regardless whether we need help daily or occasionally, all day long or for a few hours, leaving our children in the care of someone other than us is one of the toughest decisions we will make – EVER.
We have four kids and we both work full time outside of the home. We have over the past six years had full time live-out nanny help, which was the childcare answer for our family. Our current nanny has been with us for almost four years. We have used the website Sittercity * on and off for the past 6 years, and it has been a huge help to us. We have hired both nannies and babysitters from the website, and have always been impressed with their quality of candidates and background check. Now with that said, you still have to go through your own thorough screening process. Do not reply solely on a clean background report. We have over time used this 8 step process to find the best baby sitters & nannies!