Childcare is a common topic of conversation among parents with young children. Whether you are a stay at home parent or have a career, there will be times that you need someone to care for your child. I've had a variety of different childcare arrangements over the years, including having my own nanny, nanny sharing and sending our kids to daycare and day home.
This post is focused on the things you should know if you are hiring a nanny. There are links to a nanny contract, interview questions, ground rules and the ins and outs of employing a nanny. If you are exploring other childcare options such as a daycare or day home also check out this post.
Here are the things I wish I would have known before I hired a nanny for the first time.