What qualities must have in the perfect nanny? When it comes to entrust your children to an unknown, parents are concerned about the quality of the exchange with their toddler before considering safety. According to a survey by Speaking Agency, childcare agency specializing in foreign languages and language courses, 33.3% of surveyed parents said that contact with the children was paramount.
A nanny who listens and plays.
According to the poll conducted by the babysitting agency (Speaking Agency), the number one concern of parents is the exchange between children and their babysitter. She must love them, listen to them, have fun playing with them and stimulate them with games and activities. 33.3% of surveyed parents favours contact with children, barely 5% mention the importance of the quality of contact with parents themselves.
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A nanny on time and flexible.
26.7% of parents, the second desired quality is punctuality. Respondents talk about their anxiety about their child to be forgotten at the school gate or the gym or they themselves cannot get to work on time because of delays. The other strong parental expectation is flexibility. Over 11% of respondents want to have their baby-sitter for the unexpected situations, which means sometimes change schedules. for example, to ask the nanny to come an hour early or leaving 30 minutes later in case of appointment or meeting.
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A nanny who knows how to react in case of danger.
Against all expectations, the security criterion is only fourth position. Yet it is a priority for care agencies when it comes to recruiting future babysitter. There are 6.4% to say that security is more important than quality. The babysitter must react appropriately in case of accident and adapt to various situations.
Punctuality, flexibility, security, trust, good humour. Parents are listening to the feelings of their children who are the best judges . They are happy to see that their nanny takes good care of children and, that is the concept that actually works.
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Methodology: The survey was conducted from 1 to 20 April 2016 with 682 families by Speaking Agency.
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