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Nanny Interview Series: Chatting with our #notjustananny, Leslie

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– Leslie –

Tell us a little bit about how you decided to become a nanny?

When I was a little girl, all I dreamed about was caring for children in many forms as babysitter, auntie, mom and nanny. As time went on and my dreams unfolded into a beautiful story of caring for children I educated myself through many certifications, college psychology classes, early childhood education and many years of experience.

What experiences best prepared you for this career?

I see children and families as a meaningful and expressive masterpiece of mankind. I take it above and beyond to support families to thrive and become all that they desire to be.

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

The challenges that present themselves are opportunities for personal growth. The most challenging part of my job is to find balance between work, self-care and family.

How would you define success in your current position?

In my current position success is defined when the children and parents are thriving forward with all they desire and want as a family.

How would you explain to a parent that you are “Not Just a Nanny”?

  •  What are some of your best qualities that make you a great nanny and how does that explain you are “Not Just a Nanny”?

Some of my best qualities are also my weaknesses. I see children as amazing negotiators, problem solvers and an added person to the family as a whole. I like to give children choices among the adult decision. I like to help children achieve a strong voice with utmost respect for individuals.

  • Give us an example of when you feel you went the extra mile for a family/child(ren)?

When I’ve finished a position I help with a smooth transition with the family and the new nanny. I’ve helped in training the new nanny with the same caring style and consistency that fits the individual family.

Not Just a Nanny

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"Not Just a Nanny" LogoFor over 10-years, VIP Nannies and Household Staffing has found over 200 jobs for childcare providers every year. Every day, we are registering women (and men) who have a passion for the positive growth and development of children. These applicants, who have chosen a career as a nanny, newborn care specialist, or a house manager, are the backbone to families all over the world. Unfortunately, they don’t get recognized because they are household staff, rather than being employed in a high-rise building in downtown LA or the like.

I fight for exceptional salaries for the women (and men) I represent. Often times the salaries are double to triple minimum wage.  Just because these women do not sit behind a desk, or wear a suite and heals to work, does not mean they are not active, contributing members of society. They are RAISING our next generation of leaders. This is solely why we are so selective on who we (VIP Nannies Inc.) represenst. Women of all races, ethnicities and nationalities come to us to further their career. We have college educated teachers with Masters degrees, and many women who have made it their lifelong goal to be in the private-service industry.

Next time you think “she’s just a nanny” or “she’s just a babysitter”, think about who is helping take care of that Oscar winning actress’s children, while she shoots her movie in Atlanta, or that amazing Emmy winning actress who is shooting her TV show in Canada that requires a 14 plus hour work-day. If that VP of a major entertainment studio is working 12-hour days with back-to-back meetings, who is taking her children to school, picking them up, helping with dinner, and their homework? All of this so that when they grow up, they can go to an amazing college and become the next rising star in their industry.  A nanny is the heart and soul of children’s lives when moms & dads are busy making a difference in the world.

We need to stop marginalizing our teachers, or childcare providers, and call attention to the impact these women (and men) are making in the lives of our children.  In our industry the are not “just” a nanny, they are so much more!

~Rebecca Stewart

 

Interview Questions for Nannies

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INSIDER shared a great article listing quality questions that parents should be asking when interviewing nannies. The author of the article is a seasoned nanny, who goes in depth about why these 10 questions are helpful for any family.

1. What was your favorite memory with your last family/child?
2. If there was one skill/lesson you could teach our kid, what would it be?
3. Have you ever worked with a family that uses a parenting style you don’t agree with? How did you/would you dealt with it?
4. How would you make homework, meal time, bath time exciting or easier for a child who doesn’t like it?
5. How do you like to balance work and life?
6. What does being a nanny mean to you?
7. Are you comfortable working while I am (or the other parent is) around?
8. What long-term and short-term plans do you have?
9. How do you really feel about doing [this much] housework?
10. Make sure that you ask them to do a trial run.

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Happy 10th Anniversary to VIP Nannies Inc., Household Staffing

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MX160-500-069A-smlI recently read an article that quoted Steve Jobs in a speech he once gave where he said, “People with Passion Can Change the World.”  As I reflect on the 10-Year Anniversary of VIP Nannies Inc., Household Staffing,  his quote really resonated with me.

Ten years ago I took out a small business loan and started VIP Nanny Agency with a “Passion to provide quality nannies to take care of children.”    Did my family wonder what the heck I was about to embark on? Yes.  Were many friends questioning how I was going to make money? Absolutely.  Was my passion to find quality childcare providers contagious? YES, absolutely!  But as the business has grown and I have matured as a business owner, I realize my passion is so much more.

I’m passionate about connecting people!  I’m passionate about every single person who calls VIP Nannies or walks through the door having the same wonderful, loved, hand-held experience!  I’m passionate about every candidate really following THEIR true passion, desires, and dreams.  God bless every actress, singer, song-writer who “needs a job” but please get out of my office because we are PASSIONATE about finding people who truly LOVE working with children and who want to raise the next generation of leaders in our country.  Is that a big statement?  Yes.  Is it my passion? You guessed it.  It’s completely o.k to want a job or need a job but when you combine the desire with true passion- the money will come.

It has been a privledege, an honor, and a Joy serving thousands of VIP families throughout the world for the past 10 years and here’s a toast to 10 more plus!

 

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248079

 

 

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