Received Tuesday, December 4, 2007- Perspective & Opinion
I am in the process of interviewing candidates to care for my 1 year old daughter. I have had many wonderful applicants-I am wondering if I should perhaps hire the young woman with babysitting experience and minimal childcare classes, or hire the applicant in her early thirties with lots of childcare experience, childcare courses and minimal nanny experience? My friend thinks the older applicant is too old to nanny, and that I should hire someone younger. The older applicant appears to be more qualified, yet my friends keep telling me to hire someone younger. This is my child and I really like the older applicant, even though she has no prior nanny experience. Any thoughts?