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I'm expecting. When should I start interviewing nannies?

I am expecting my first child with my due date on May 26th and expect to take 12 weeks maternity leave, so I'll need a nanny Aug 12th 2019.


How far in advance should I make a job posting and start interviewing nannies?

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1 month should give you time to do interviews and allow your hire to give 2 weeks notice at current job.

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User in Dewitt, MI
March 2, 2019

Make a job post probably in June and allow people to apply. This allows for time of interest and for you to find someone you truly are comfortable with. You could even post it sooner if you feel more comfortable.

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Consider having the nanny come work during part of your maternity leave for several reasons. 1. She and the baby can bond. 2. You become comfortable with her. 3. She learns where everything is and exactly how you prefer things to be done. 4. You can get a bit of a break when she comes. Even if it is just 4 hours a day, 3 times a week, it is greatly beneficial. In terms of interviewing nannies, to be thorough, I would begin no less than 1.5 months before you would like her to start. It gives you time to interview, check references, run back ground checks, obtain driving records, get immunizations, have several candidates who can give 2 weeks notice and make a smooth transition. Many families begin 2 months prior to ensure they have extra time. Some families require a months notice from their nanny when leaving.

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Aimee in Sandy, OR
Feb. 25, 2019

I would start right now just to make sure of things

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anytime is a good time, I would wait around 7 months ? pregnancy to start the process.

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User in Golden, CO
Feb. 7, 2019

Start as soon as possible. You want time to properly interview and get to know your nanny, especially with a newborn. I would suggest you start looking in June at the latest.

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Whenever you feel is necessary

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