18 June, 2012
Smoke and Mirrors or Problem Solvers?
I was hoping to get your advice on something. Two weeks into our relocation, and we are having the hardest time finding a nanny! We've interviewed a bunch of people whose names we got through a [free] organization called Sitter City. But the applicant pool has been pretty shallow. So my question is: do you think agencies are worth it? My wife has the name of some place that charges $2,000 for placements. They do rather extensive screening, and even some training apparently. But most significantly they claim to match a qualified nanny to your exact needs. It could be worth it if true, but I of course am naturally inclined towards skepticism. So what's your take on agencies? Are they smoke and mirrors or legitimate problem solvers? One we've looked into is called Boston Nanny. The other, Beacon Hill Nanny, charges $4K! Any insight, advice or perspective would be hugely appreciated.
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