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NYC and Surrounding Areas Open

We are officially open NYC! Currently seeking full time Nannies and Caregivers in the City, Westchester, and Nassau Counties.  Send your resume to NYC@CrunchCare.com for consideration.  #NYC #NewYorkNannies #NassauNY #Westchester #EastCoast #Nanny #EastCoastNanny #NannyLife

The Professionals Guide to the Ultimate Nanny List-Webinar

Free Webinar: Wednesday Oct 19th 2:30pm PST

Rock Your Nanny Interview

  • Go dressed like a professional.  No cut offs, no short shorts, no tattoos showing, major piercings, or
    flashy clothing.  Don’t show up in your sweats, and do not show midriff with a crop top.  Keep jewelry to a minimum, nail polished neutral, and hair groomed (no crazy colors please).  Think of a dressy pair of jeans and a blouse.  No excessive jewelry.  If it is a Personal Assistant job a suit or more professional attire may be appropriate.  Otherwise, think simple stylish and classy. 
  • Go with your resume printed and any other supporting documents in a folder.  DO NOT SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED.  THINK PORTFOLIO WITH LAMINATED PAGES. 
  • Do a little research before you go on Google and Linked In.  Know who are meeting with.  
  • Bring a pen and a notepad
  • Make business cards if possible.  Visit http://www.zazzle.com and put something together with your name, position title, phone number, and email address and or social media profile.
  • If you want to look like a real pro create a nice resume and overall profile on Linked In.  It will wow our clients and other prospective employers.
  • Come with a notebook to take notes.  Prepare a list of questions for the meeting. 
How long would you like a commitment for this position?
Tell me some of the most important things to you about this position? 
How long was your last nanny here? What did you like most about her?  What did she need to work on? 
What can I do that would make things run really smoothly in your home? 
What do you think is the most important quality for this position.
  • DO NOT ASK ABOUT PAID VACATION, BONUSES, HOW FAST YOU WILL GET PAID, DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL ISSUES, YOUR FAMILIES PROBLEMS, YOUR BOYFRIEND, OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD COME OFF AS A COMPLAINT, ESPECIALLY YOUR LAST EMPLOYER.
  • Do not be late.  Arrive at least 10 minutes early and wait in your car and be exactly on time.  Clock your trip the day before the interview.  Give yourself an extra 20 minutes.  You can never make a second impression.
  • Look your interviewees directly in the eyes.
  • Think through your answers and be ready!  Read our interview questionnaire and think about how you would handle the questions asked prior to the meeting.
  • Send a thank you!  Whether it is a hand written note by mail, a text message, or an email.  ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU  Even if you don’t want the job.  You never know who people know. 


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The Art of Babysitting:  Best Practices for Sitters

Working as a babysitter/sitter is as much about making the parents happy, as it is about making the children happy. The best sitters, the ones that all of the families in the neighborhood want, the one that gets all of the jobs on Care.com, the one that gets asked to return every time parents need someone to watch their children, are the best for a reason, and simply put that reason is because they put in the time and effort to be the best. In this article you will find some of the best practices that have proven most effective in making both the parents and children happy.