At Execu-Nannies our mandate and natural inclination is to find the gifts that each candidate possesses. In finding those gifts and talents The Right Fit is realized and the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship grows. It isn’t just about business for us; it’s far more than that. It is about having a nanny who cares about your children and about an employer who really welcomes a nanny into their home as a true, extended member. The business end of things takes care of itself with this approach.
The gifts and talents we look for are numerous, but many of them are outlined here in the following abilities.
Vision for children
Sense not to overprotect
Creating structure to the day
Having a naturally positive and sunny disposition
Sensing parent’s needs and supporting them
Problem solving ability
There are many other selection criteria items that we will identify through listening to you and we will personalize the above with your further requests.
We give you our personal guarantee to select only those candidates who we believe will enrich your children’s lives and overall development and provide support for your demanding role as a parent.
The role of a valuable nanny..
This is the standard by which we choose our applicants. They are our family philosophies and reflect the many common desires of our every growing family of clients. We hope we can find you someone special!
We chose you to be a role model friend and teacher to our children. You learn our parenting style and value system and step into our shoes when we are not there. As each week goes by, we trust you more and appreciate your performance to reinforce that trust. We believe that parents and nanny are equals and on the same team – our respective professions are only different. Your work with children is not just a job, but a “calling.” You are conscious of favouritism, divide your time and give quality attention to all. You talk to our children with respect and interest and receive the same back from all of us. You are patient. You wouldn’t think of yelling or talking down to our children; there are other ways of correcting. Our underage children are never left unattended even for a moment. They are not ignored, while you are having a personal telephone conversation. You praise our children to reinforce wanted behaviours. You offer a positive environment. You set the highest examples for your own behaviour, speech, manners and moral behaviour because you understand that children mirror their environment. You enjoy talking to children about things that interest and challenge them. You put some planning into the day. You understand or learn how children develop self-esteem and recognize that by doing this you also develop your own self-esteem. If you have a behaviour issue, you research and present ideas. You read books on childcare and share your techniques with us – ones that work and ones that don’t work, for each child. We “team work” together. You never let yourself become bored or complacent, but recognize if and when this starts to happen you change your plan. You stimulate the children’s’ creativity – you educate them. You read lots of books to them each day and have the children tell stories back to you. If they read, you encourage them to read to you. You take pride in the “quality” of the job you deliver. You encourage musical appreciation and make time to listen to our children play piano. You involve the children in daily chores, as they are capable of assuming them. You do not use profanity/slang language and correct the children and/or their friends’ if/when you hear it. You do not do everything for the children; instead you encourage them to have responsibilities and to feel proud of their contribution. You reward with encouragement, love and positive talk. You emphasize what the children can do and not what they cannot do; you empower them. You expose them to activities at which they will achieve, and do not expect them to do things that they are not ready to do; you have great intuition and common sense. You look for opportunities to boost each child’s self-esteem. You know we recognize that your job is just as important as ours (really more important!). Your job is a difficult one at times, we know this; you have our support. You see what needs to be done and do it; you use your “initiative” as you learn what our routine is. You communicate with us – we can’t change what we do not know. You feel comfortable to suggest ideas that you have to us. You communicate well with us – we don’t hear your concerns from neighbours – you tell us first – honesty and integrity is a basis for our mutually strong relationship. You are discreet about our family information. You are not overly sensitive about things that the children may say to you, but correct and teach them without tearing away at their self-esteem. You are in control but empower our children with choices. You expose your feelings to the children so that they may understand how you feel and why. You are an achiever, a positive thinker, self-motivated and enjoy giving of yourself in this important, professional role, as a nanny!