How do I find a nanny?
December 4, 2012 11:38 AM Subscribe
How do I find a nanny/domestic assistant?
posted by tylerkaraszewski to Work & Money (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My wife was recently diagnosed with cancer. She has been a stay at home mother, but is not currently able to take care of herself, really, let alone our 15-month-old daughter. I need to return to work.
I am considering hiring some sort of nanny/assistant who could help care for our daughter and do things like buy groceries and drive my wife to medical appointments.
How do I locate such a person? Is getting a live-in person reasonable (I have a spare room with its own bathroom and private entrance that could be turned into a sort of studio space), or would someone who just comes in for the day be a better option? How much could I expect this to cost? I am really considering even hiring someone for 40 hours a week if I can afford it.
I have never done anything like this before and I don't know where to start. I live in Santa Cruz County, California, which is just south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Are there websites to use to find people like this? How do I verify their experience?