7 things to keep in mind when looking for the perfect yaya
While we do want to take care of our babies ourselves as much as possible, sometimes we just need that extra bit of help.
It's not easy to take care of children. And as much as parents want to take care of their babies themselves, sometimes they can use a bit of help from a nanny or yaya.
However, finding the perfect yaya isn't always easy, and you need to find someone that perfectly suits your needs and you can trust to take care of your baby. That's why we created a list of some tips to help you find the perfect yaya!
1. Know your priorities
It helps to know exactly what sort of work that you want your yaya to do. Are you looking for someone to take care of your kids, or are you looking for someone who will take care of your kids and help out with the housework?
It's important to set these priorities first so that you'll have a better idea of what positive qualities to look for, and what negative qualities to watch out for.
2. Referrals are best
While there are a lot of reputable agencies that can help you when it comes to getting a yaya, it's still best to look for someone who has been referred by a trusted friend or a relative.
If a relative highly recommends a yaya for you, then chances are that they're actually a good fit for your needs, and will be more than capable of taking care of your baby. Of course, it's still up to you if you want to hire the yaya they recommended or not.
3. Look for someone with experience
As with any job, experience is very important. That's why when you're looking for a yaya for your child, it's important to make sure that they're actually capable of taking care of your child, and that they know your child's needs.
Experience also helps you trust your yaya better, since you'll be confident that they will protect and care for your child as much as you will.
4. Set your expectations outright
In some cases, a stay-at-home yaya might not be what you need. So it's best to set your expectations right at the onset. Another instance would be if you want your child's yaya to just take care of your baby, or if you want her to also do some of the housework.
Setting your expectations right at the onset would help clear things out and ensure that they'll be aware of the things that they need to do when they start working for you.
5. Ask for an NBI clearance
These days, it pays to know the background of the people that you hire, especially since they'll be staying at your home, and they'll be taking care of your kid.
Asking for an NBI clearance is pretty common for those looking for a maid or a nanny, so you shouldn't have any second thoughts about asking your potential yaya for an NBI clearance.
6. Age is an important factor
It's up to you to decide on whether you want someone who's a bit older, or someone younger. However, most mothers look for a yaya that's around 30 years old on average, not too young to be irresponsible, and not too old to be hard headed.
Though in some cases, some moms prefer someone that's around their age since they can communicate with their yaya better, and they can understand their problems and concerns.
7. Trust your instincts
If you feel that the potential yaya seems out of place, or wouldn't be a good fit for your kid and your family, then it's best to trust your instincts, even if it seems that their credentials seem solid.
After all, your motherly instincts are there for a reason, and a mom should always trust her instincts.
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