Searching for a FT Nanny

Updated on February 17, 2010
Y.S. asks from Littleton, CO
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We have a 19-month old who has been attending an in-home day care but is currently home recovering from RSV and Bronchiolitis. He has pretty much recovered but we are keeping him out of daycare so that he can rebuild his immune system. My mother-in-law flew in and is here taking care of him for a month. I’m really enjoying that he is home and away from the risk of contracting any infections from other children. So, with that said we have really been talking about the idea of finding a nanny. We also have another daughter who is 7 years old and it would be great for her to be able to go home afterschool vs. staying at an afterschool program. If you know of anyone please contact me – We live in Highlands Ranch, CO. THANKS!

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I have 3 kids (twins) and live in Littleton and we have had an au pair for the last 6 years so our kids could be at home and cared for. We have found this to be a very dependable form of childcare and much more like having a family member care for our children! For us the cost was an issue as well as it was only about $325 per week for all 3 kids and our au pair could work 45 hours per week and the schedule was flexible. If you want more info, let me know!



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There are many caregivers out there---if you wanted to invest some time investigating profiles of potential nannies, I found mine through You can search profiles without a membership but if you wanted to join you could make your own profile for nannies to contact you. You can also get an idea of what various nannies are asking for with regard to pay, benefits, experience, etc.

Another website that had a lot of individuals to chose from was I did place and ad on craigslist but, personally, did not have as much success and wasn't as impressed by the candidates.

If you don't have the time to look through profiles and interview, Premier Nannies here in Denver will find one for you. The good thing about this is they have already done the background check and if for some reason your nanny needs a fill-in (sick, out of town, etc.) they can provide one. I think their website is, but am not sure---I am sure it is google-able.

This was a seemingly ominous undertaking for me initially but I have been very pleased making the decision to hire a nanny---and finding her wasn't difficult as I thought it would be.

Best wishes.

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