As with every NY couple we have been on the nanny search for a while. We are down to two wonderful people who are polar opposites of each other!
I need help from the bloggie land to think through the candidates.
A. is older and very experienced. My friend worked with her for 5 years and still loves her. She has great ideas for the kids from ages 0 to 5 and is really flexible with time and travel etc. She understands corporate pressures and seems to have been given huge amounts responsibility from her employers. She wants to be paid in the books.
B. is 21 and has an early education degree. she's full of energy and easy going (although a bit of a chatterbox). She has never had a full time position (since she is fresh out of college) but seems very eager to be in the job. She wants to be paid off the books.
I am going to be traveling with whomever the caretaker is (in the first quarter of 2011 I will be on a plane most weeks). The older one (A) has a son but has assured me that she can travel. The younger one is foot loose and fancy free. Both travel for fun.
A went through a great plan to get the kids onto solids fast, potty training, behavior etc.
B. is very education focused but doesn't seem to have too much to say about the early years but we didn't ask her any direct questions about food education etc.
Ahhhh who do we go with!!!!!