4 Signs You Need a New Nanny


It’s never easy finding the right nanny for your family, but working with an established and experienced agency such as ABC Nanny Services is a great way to start. Trying to source a nanny on your own can be a very time-consuming process, and even if you go through all the protocols you may find that once they start they’re not quite the right fit for your family. There are a few common signs that your nanny may not be working out, and in this blog post we’ll be sharing 5 of them. If you notice any of the following, it may be time to start looking for a new nanny. The friendly team here at ABC Nanny Services would love to help, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call. 



  • Communication Breakdown


If things start out great but then deteriorate, this is not a good sign. Communication is key to a successful parent/nanny relationship. Your nanny should be open and willing to share insight regarding your child’s development, as well as raise any concerns she may have. On the other hand, you should make yourself approachable and receptive to feedback. Open communication ensures a healthy and harmonious relationship and keeps everyone on the same page.  If communication has started to breakdown, it might be time to start looking for a new nanny. 


  • Lack of Respect for Your Instructions


A good nanny respects and understands your instructions. If your nanny is unwilling to respect your instructions, this demonstrates a lack of integrity and could adversely affect the level of care she is able to offer your child. 


  • Your Children Feel Uncomfortable


Sometimes your children just won’t click with a particular nanny, and this is okay. There are many reasons why this might be the case, ranging from separation anxiety through to personality and behavioral reasons. It is important that your children feel safe and comfortable in the presence of their caregiver, so if you’ve noticed your children feel uncomfortable around your existing nanny you may wish to try someone else. 


  • Frequent Cancellations or Late Arrivals


It is important that your nanny is reliable and arrives on time. Repeated cancellations or late arrivals should be a cause for concern, as you won’t be able to rely on her to care for your children in your absence. This can disrupt your plans and work life, and it should not be tolerated except under reasonable circumstances. Reliability is key, so if you’ve tried talking to your nanny and nothing has changed it might be time to look for someone more reliable. 


Need a Reliable, Experienced Nanny? Call ABC Nanny Services Today

With a large pool of friendly, experienced nannies that have undergone thorough background checks, ABC Nanny Services can secure the right nanny for your family. Call us today on 02 9387 3030 or make a booking online.