If you are a working mom, or a new mom returning to work after maternity leave, Lara Schoenfeld's The Nanny Solution is a guilt-free guide to ensuring exceptional childcare for back to work moms. Featuring the 5S Framework, (selection, sensitive caregiving, sanity, skills and switching gears) it is an invaluable reference.
Lara, an occupational therapist (OT), employed a nanny after maternity leave because like many moms, she had to return to work, and had no family living nearby. Leaving for work every day knowing that her son was loved and well cared for was comforting but she was still overcome with mommy guilt.
As an OT, she knew what kind of stimulation he needed to support his development, but here she was – a play advocate who couldn’t stimulate her own son the way she wanted to. She decided that this had to change. That's when she founded Nanny ‘n Me a weekly training program for nannies.
"I drew on my passions for how the brain works, the science of play and my love for developing people to create a play-based training program that nannies could relate to. I started in my lounge with my toddler, his nanny and the neighborhood nannies in 2012 and before I knew it, I had 60 nannies enrolled..."
Since then, Lara's company has trained over 4,500 nannies.
The Nanny Solution helps you make informed decisions about the process of advertising, fielding CVs, interviews, screening, trials and probation periods, and hiring a nanny, (and hiring mistakes to avoid), quality at-home care, structured play 0-3, infant brain development, accident prevention, handling emergencies, first aid training, language development, baby equipment, breastfeeding and much, much more.
'IF YOU ARE A WORKING MOM AND YOU ARE HIRING A NANNY.... THIS IS A MUST-READ. NOW!’