Why Your Nanny Search Matters

Jan 22, 2024 | Childcare

There comes a time for most parents when they have to start considering their childcare needs.

Deciding where your child should spend their days—and with whom they should be spending their days—is a difficult decision.

Nanny matching is a process that gives parents the confidence that they’ve chosen the right nanny for their children, and themselves.

After all, you’ll be sharing your home, and your daily lives, with this person for a long time. You want to get it right—the first time.

At Therapeutic Parenting, we are more than just another nanny placement agency. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that you’re not just hiring any nanny, you’re hiring the right nanny for you.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about nanny matching and why it should matter to you.

Stressed Parent

More Than Just a “Nanny Finder”: We Care About Your Childcare Plan

The “Nanny Matching Process” fosters an environment that has what therapists call “constancy of care” between caregivers.

This means that each caregiver to the children practices the same child-rearing techniques.

Children crave routineand many studies, like from the National Library of Medicine cite the benefits of this consistency.

Knowing that your child is being cared for—according to your values and standard of care—is comforting. You can concentrate on your work and life commitments without having to wonder, “what’s going on at home”.

Your childcare plan is important, but without the right caregiver, your plan won’t work.

All About Nannies: What You Should Expect From Nanny Matching

Many nanny companies exist to send a nanny whenever you need one.

You may fill out a quick questionnaire, and interview the nanny yourself, but most often there is little care put into finding the right nanny for you.

Children need to feel secure with their caregivers, and an endless revolving door of nannies won’t provide them with that.

When a nanny is trusted and respected by the parents, the child can do the same.

Your nanny will live in your home or at least be in your home for the better part of your daily lives, so it has to be a fit.

When a child sees a parent and nanny not getting along it’s both confusing and upsetting to the child—much like watching parents argue.

You’ll have expectations from your nanny, and she’ll have expectations too. The matching process allows for clear communication and understanding right from the start.

Be transparent about what’s important to you.

For example:

  • You want the nanny to cook the family dinner every night
  • Taking daily walks to the park or library is a must
  • Socializing with other children in the area at least twice a week
  • Bath-time routine is reserved for mom and dad quality time

Being specific about your desires and values will set the tone for trust, harmony, and respect and make for a happier household.

Fun with the Nanny

The Right Nanny Matching Service Cares About Your Family’s Needs

Tammy Gold, the founder of the Therapeutic Parenting Method, is often quoted as saying, “the key to having well-adjusted children is having well-adjusted parents.”

Parents are more likely to have the brain space and confidence to be as well-adjusted as they can be when the right nanny is matched to the family.

We believe that the time you spend finding a nanny is just as important as the nanny herself. Our founder Tammy describes her unique nanny-matching process in her book “Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer.”

If you dedicate the time, and energy, into finding a nanny that fits with your family, then everyone is happy.

How Nanny Matching Helps Moms and Dads be Better Parents

Every parent can agree that worrying about childcare can bring about stress and frustration.

The nanny matching process alleviates this anxiety by helping you find a nanny that leaves you worry-free.

When parents are not stressing about childcare, they are free to focus some time and energy on outside commitments, without guilt or concern.

Well-Matched Nannies are Happier Nannies

Nanny matching is important not only for the family but also for the caregiver.

When expectations are clearly laid out, your nanny can more seamlessly adjust to your routine and lifestyle.

No caregiver will feel comfortable in their position if they don’t feel trusted and respected.

A happy nanny is a nanny that can devote their full attention to your children.

Tammy Gold is a licensed therapist, certified parent coach, published author, and founder of the Therapeutic Parenting Method. She is an ivy league-educated proud mom of 3 living in California.

If you’re seeking guidance on your parenting journey or finding the right childcare, we can help!

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We educate parents on the biological, psychological, emotional, and environmental factors involved in their child’s behavior. This proprietary four-pronged approach allows parents to build a deeper understanding of their child’s actions.

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