Beginning the Nanny Search
Currently there are thousands of nannies using the eNannySource system to look for
nanny jobs. That's great news for families like you, but the number of available
candidates can be overwhelming. To help you fine-tune your nanny search and find
the right nanny for your family consider these helpful tips:
- When Conducting Your Search
There are four types of nanny searches you can conduct on eNannySource. Each type
of search will filter your search results differently:
- Basic Search: Choose the basic search to get the most nannies in your search result.
This search requires minimal search criteria.
- Focused Search: Conduct a targeted and relevant search using additional search parameters.
- Nanny ID Search: Often a nanny will contact you first. If you have the nanny’s ID
number you can use this search to find her profile quickly.
- Email Search: Enter the nanny's email address for exact search results.
- When Writing an Email
If you see the profile of a nanny that you are interested, your next step is
to contact her. Since most nannies don't give out their phone number on the site,
you can reach nannies you are interested in by emailing them at their address or
by using eNanny mail. When writing your email, make it personal and specific to
your job and the candidate whom you are interested in. Let her know what in her
profile made you think she may be a good match for your job and family.
- When Making Phone Calls
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of nanny candidates, calling the ones you are
most interested in will help you narrow your nanny search even further. During a
phone call, you can find out which candidates you truly click with. Good nanny candidates
will seem eager to chat about your job, will volunteer information and will readily
offer you the names and phone numbers of more than one reference.
- When Narrowing Your List Down
When you find nanny’s who you are interested in, add them to your Top Picks list.
This handy feature allows you to keep track of your communication with nannies and
track your nanny search progress.