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How to Hire a Housekeeper at  
At Nanny, we know that hiring a housekeeper can be complicated and fraught with difficulties. Choosing someone reliable to keep your home tidy is very important.

Ultimately, the decision and the responsibility of hiring a housekeeper rests solely with you, and itís important that you feel totally comfortable with the choice you have made. In this article, we have laid out some tips to help you navigate through the complex process of hiring the right housekeeper for you, and we hope that you will find this information useful.
Clarifying your needs
Find a Housekeeper
Check References
Work agreement
Work Agreement
Ultimately, the decision and the responsibility to hire a caregiver rests with you. Once you are happy with the answers and behaviour of your candidate, and with the references provided, draw up a contract. It will detail the responsibilities of the job, compensation and benefits, paid time off, hourly rate, overtime rates, and any other issues you think should be present.

At Nanny, we have prepared a template contract for you to use if you wish.
At the time of signing the contract, or at a later date, arrange to meet again to orient your new housekeeper on how the home works, where things can be found, schedules, important contact numbers, getting help if needed etc., giving a copy of the keys and alarm codes if he or she will need access when you are not present, food, appliances and house rules.

Following all these steps should provide a better basis for making a decision to hire a housekeeper for your home. While the decision and responsibility ultimately is yours, we hope that these tips will help make the process smoother and safer for you.