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Would u look in shop windows?
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?
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.
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.
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