Making the Childcare Search Less Stressful

I’ve been very fortunate to always have someone we knew, whether it be a friends or a relative, taking care of our kids while my husband and I worked.  There’s no other way to say it except that we seriously lucked out.

Can't leave these two with just anyone.
Can’t leave these two with just anyone.

After our 4th was born we found ourselves needing a nanny for the first time. We didn’t even know where to start. While I don’t think of myself as a particularly over protective parent, I have to admit the idea of hiring someone I didn’t know to be alone with my 2 year old and 3month old son made me very, very nervous.  I just didn’t feel comfortable using some of the “services” that were out there that basically ended up just being a craigslist for babysitters.  I wanted a background check. I wanted some definite accountability and I didn’t have a lot of time to interview or meet a lot of different people (especially if they didn’t work out).

On our first call to College Nannies + Tutors we instantly felt better.  Carmen came to our house to tell us exactly what to expect from them, explained everything to us in detail and gave us the chance to talk about what our needs were.  Then she asked us about our ideal nanny (which feels very Mary Poppins) and said she’d let us when she found someone who fit what we were looking for in the hours that we needed.

Then we did absolutely nothing. No worrying, no discussions, nothing until we got an email with a potential nanny’s profile and scheduled a meeting.

College Nannies + Tutors nailed it. After our very first match and our very first meeting we had a nanny that fits our family perfectly.  Our kids love her so much my 7 year old often asks if she can pick him up from school (I’m old news, apparently). And we’ve already passed College Nannies + Tutors on to a few of our friends who have had other childcare situations not work out.

As an added bonus, my 2 year old is now very into yoga. Here he is showing me his moves.
Our nanny does yoga with my 2 year old. Here he is showing me his moves.

With College Nannies + Tutors we also got a complimentary nanny-on-call service, so if we ever need a sitter we can contact College Nannies + Tutors 24/7 and get one of their trained nannies to come care for the kids. If our nanny is ever out sick or anything, College Nannies + Tutors sends us a back up nanny so we won’t find ourselves stuck without child care.

College Nannies and Tutors makes finding a nanny easy
Our littlest likes to be cuddled so its not usual for me to come home find him snuggled up to the nanny in a carrier.

We haven’t had a single problem, but if we did, College Nannies + Tutors are there to back us up. The staff at College Nannies + Tutors are there, checking in, to address any problems that could arise for both us and with the nanny. I also love that our nanny is well cared for too, since we don’t need her every day she is able to pick up additional shifts giving her the hours she needs.

In just a month, our nanny is quickly becoming a part of our family.  I don’t know that we could have found someone like her without the help of College Nannies + Tutors. The whole process was so quick and hassle free, we cannot thank them enough.

College Nannies + Tutors is locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia. Contact them today to get started finding the perfect match for your family.


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