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Would u look in shop windows?

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CiaoLeoCiaoOllie · 14/07/2005 15:29

I am an experienced nanny and fancy getting back into it or just doing weekend babysitting so I have designed some adverts on the computer and am going to put them up in shop window noticeboards, but would you mums and dad's even look there for a nanny and/or babysitter?

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HellyBelly · 14/07/2005 15:33


I'm a childminder and had a lady round yesterday as a result of my A4 poster in Asda. I've got 3 new kiddies starting.

I'd therefore say Yes (although as a parent myself, I wouldn't but everyone's different)



HellyBelly · 14/07/2005 15:35

Also advertise on here if haven't already as I've had 2 enquiries in under 2 months from mumsnet (although helps that i have a website so they had already looked at that)


hovely · 14/07/2005 15:51

yes, but without as much interest as on the internet - eg nannyjob, nanny select etc. But that's cos I am looking for a sole charge nanny with qualifications and I feel that the shop window is where to find babysitters or au pairs. Having said that I did put up a sign saying 'nanny wanted', and I have, as expected, had only unsuitable applicants from it. Would definitely look there for babysitters, and come to think of it, for nanny-shares.


MizZan · 14/07/2005 18:08

Absolutely. We found our lovely Hungarian nanny who stayed with us for 2 1/2 years through an ad she had up in a local shop window. One nice thing with this approach is local mums can find local nannies/childminders who often know the area and are conveniently located, whereas in searching on the Internet it can often be like trying to find a needle in a haystack to identify someone local, good, and available.


uwila · 14/07/2005 18:27

Absolutely. If you are close enough to put that add up, you are close enough to meet/interview in person and that's a huge bonus. Lots of nanny employers find nannies on the internet who live so far away that they don't actually meet in person until after the contract is signed.


CiaoLeoCiaoOllie · 15/07/2005 07:47

Yes, that is what I thought, and I am so local that I know the times of the kiddies swim times at the lesuire centre, where all the parks are, and the times of the toddler groups, so if I got a position around here it would be marvellous, but I got offered a 10 hr sales position yesterday so I will look for a nanny job, possibly school pick-ups, to fit around that.

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bobbybob · 15/07/2005 07:53

I wouldn't personally because I don't need a nanny, but I would call a cleaner for the same reasons others have mentioned - lives local, knows area, got off bottom and done something about finding work.

I advertise myself in shops and am always amazed when people call me - 5 so far, by far my best (and cheapest) marketing method.


ThePrisoner · 15/07/2005 21:40

Remember not to put your ads in phone boxes though ...


aloha · 15/07/2005 21:41

Yes, I would (parent).


aloha · 15/07/2005 21:42

Needs to be right sort of shop though. Nice children's shop with wooden toys, yes. Scuzzy newsagent specialising in Special Brew, no.


CiaoLeoCiaoOllie · 16/07/2005 12:37

We don't have any toy shops here but it is in a nice village newsagents that doesnt sell specialbrew(?!?!?), just newspapers, magazines, cards and sweeties.

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aloha · 16/07/2005 14:44

That sounds just the place.

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