I recently wrote an article about our interview process for hiring babysitters and nannies. It is really true what they say: “good help IS hard to find!” Once you have found a good caregiver for your children you will want to keep your nanny and babysitter happy! – cling on to them like only a toddler can hang onto a candy bar at the grocery store checkout line. If you have found someone you trust, who your children like, you need to do whatever is in your power now as an employer to keep this person tied to your family. Nanny-poaching is a fierce game in suburbia and you do not want to lose your Mary Poppins to the family down the street simply because they offered her a few extra days off!