How to Hire a Nanny in San Francisco

If you want to identify a career nanny in San Francisco on your own try these great resources and use the following general guidelines:

  1. Recruit from everywhere.  Craigslist,, online job boards at the Universities, print ads, friends, and community organizations.
  2. Only review nannies with 2 plus years experience at each position and consistent work history.
  3. Conduct references (3 professional at a minimum) after a short phone interview before conducting an in person interview.
  4. Use an interview sheet to ask general nanny questions and make sure your nanny is comfortable with the San Francisco area.
  5. Make sure your nanny candidate has thorough background check including a local San Francisco search (by county), a National Criminal File check, Social Security Verification, Sex Offender check, Department of Motor Vehicles check, and any additional credentials verified.
  6. Take the time to put together a nanny contract or offer letter defining the duties of the job and have your future nanny sign it.
  7. Make sure to be prepared to properly orient, train, and communicate with your new San Francisco nanny.

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