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When I imagined hiring a nanny, I imagined her to be American, College educated and very athletic. That is not the norm of the nanny here. Having a two year old child, the nanny would need to make friends with the neighborhood nannies to be involved in their park outings, playgroups and playdates. I haven't seen much mixing of your typical American or English nanny with your Island nannies. The Island nannies also tend to be older.
Does anyone have good experiences of nannies bridging cultural gaps? Or could I find an Island nanny to fit what I am looking for, someone to play on the floor, play chase and hide and seek, read to her multiple times a day, create learning activities and adventures, take her swimming at the Y, etc. I'm lost here. I need my nanny to drive. If I hire the nanny I think I like the best, (assuming she is interested), I would think she would be very lonely here. I know I've been spoiled by having my mother in law provide the care because she raised her son much the same way I was raised, so she naturally did those things I would want done with my child. I have been told by nannies of each group that "nannies are clique-y". Each nanny was refering to another group though.