How to find the best nanny for your children?

Entrusting your child to someone else’s care is not easy.

Will my child get along well with his nanny? Will he be safe with her? How do I know if I can trust her? Doubts and uncertainties can be numerous when looking for childcare.

As an agency specializing in placing nannies at your home for over 20 years, Priorité Enfants can help you to make the right choice.

Our selection is made according to rigorous criteria, as:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 4 years experience, if not a diploma useful to the position is required;
  • Have recent and verifiable references. We always check the references;
  • Have a work permit or can obtain one (EU only);
  • First aid training certificate valid for 2 years, or renew it;
  • Provide an extract from the criminal records, medical certificate, etc…

Then during the interview, we pay special attention to the skills, personality and motivation as well as the stability of the candidates. Professional attitude, understanding of children’s needs, flexibility, creativity and work experience are also assessed criteria.

For your part, it is necessary to think carefully about your needs and expectations by using home childcare. That is why we ask families to complete a questionnaire.

As far as possible, we present several profiles corresponding to the request, because the feeling between the family and the candidate is the final essential element that will allow the right choice.

When meeting the candidate, it is important to ask her the questions that are important to you, to explain what you expect from her, and especially to trust your instinct. The more expected points are clear from the beginning, the better the working relationship will be afterwards.

Just as the family must be happy to have their nanny, the nanny must enjoy working in your family.


And you? Do you have any advice for other parents to choose their nanny?