There are special qualities that nannies possess which make them stand out as wonderful caregivers. Here are some of the qualities that you will discover when you hire a nanny.
Nannies must have a lot of patience to dedicate their time towards working with children. There are moments when children cry, get angry, or defiant. Nannies know how to take a deep breath, remain calm, and keep moving forward.
Love For Children
Not everyone can be a nanny! I have worked with children for many years and have seen grown adults run out of the classrooms, or have a terrified look on their face. A nanny must have a love for children and a desire to work with them.
Children have a huge imagination! Someone who can meet that imagination with creative stories and crafts makes a fantastic nanny. A blanket can become a castle, a couch can be a boat, a broom can be a wizard staff, or the family dog could be a wolf in the forest.
Nannies understand that parents become anxious when they are away from their children. A great nanny stays in contact with parents during their stay and gives them quick updates when they arrive home.
This week is Nanny Appreciation Week. Take a moment and thank your nanny for the wonderful qualities that she presents to families.