I am looking for a nanny for a newborn starting in September. Since I am a single mother, it is a requirement that I find someone extremely dependable and available 5 days a week with a fairly flexible schedule (in case work requires me to shift my hours occasionally). The ideal candidate would have extensive experience with newborns. And someone with experience or a background in early childhood development is also preferred. I'm really hoping to find a nanny that creates a bond with me and my child and will continue to grow with us through the early stages of her life. Lastly, I do have a small dog, so someone who is comfortable with pets is a must.