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In search of Mary Poppins

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I mean its not too much to ask is it?

To find the perfect nanny and to find him / her before next weekend, before we go on holiday and before we get into the final couple of weeks before my new job starts.

Weep.

Super Nanny now seems to be a total gem (inspite of her still not taking used nappies out of the girls’ room during the day) and worse, virtually irreplaceable.

I really have no idea how we managed to find her so easily last time around.

I seem to have read far too many CVs some of which actually might have been referring to the candidate in question.  We had one where they used three different names so I’m not entirely sure if the candidate is really Natalie, Natasha or Nicola (or some strange mix of all three).

I’ve now interviewed four girls and would only consider leaving my girls with one of them.  I’d rather not work than leave them with the other two.  I mean how stupid do you have to be to admit that you meet up with your Mum and sisters and their kids and the ones they childmind and go and sit in the pub for the afternoon… often.  Its an interview, at least try and pretend you’ll be at home doing thoughtful and exciting developmentally appropriate activities with my two.

I’ve explained to Mr Muddling that I’m now not excluding pretty nannies from our search and that if he does end up in bed with her, well I’m not going to fire a good nanny!

Fingers crossed that someone I interview over the next few days is nice enough to get to meet the girls… and they don’t take an instant and vicious dislike to her.

Fingers and toes crossed actually if you don’t mind.

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9 comments to In search of Mary Poppins

  • The Dotterel

    >Well, there's your problem: aren't all the best nannies pretty? You'll soon find one now.

  • FrauHopkins

    >Good luck, I hope you find a good one in time. We've had a nightmare with nannies or rather with our first one who announced she was 22 weeks pregnant about 10 weeks into the job.. We now have a fantastic replacement nanny and I'm just praying the first one (who is still on maternity leave) doesn't want to come back!

  • Crystal Jigsaw

    >Good luck with that; I'm not sure I could trust anyone to look after Amy!!

    CJ xx

  • Amy

    >good luck i wish i had some advice but me and hubby do it between us xxx

  • Working Mum

    >I don't envy you that job. I was lucky to have a colleague recommend a fabulous childminder who I couldn't live without. Don't know what I'd have done without her!

  • zooarchaeologist

    >Childminder route no good? If it is I have a brilliant one who may take yours? The nanny who looks after the kids up the road is v. good. I could go and ask what agency she was from if that helps. If you need tricky questions to ask them- remember Im a childminder myself so I could think of a few 🙂

  • crunchymommysomeday

    >Sorry you're having so much trouble. It never ceases to amaze me how many incompetent people think they can be nannies. The tyke had some real nightmarish girls before I came along, and the backup sitter wasn't much better. It really does take a special person to be an excellent nanny. Good luck with your search, I hope you find him/her soon!

    P.S. Really sorry about the whole Atlantic Ocean thing, or I'd totally work for you, and I wouldn't even shag your husband! 😉

  • PhotoPuddle

    >Good luck. Hope you find someone good soon.

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