A Personality Assessment for Nannies

Sample-positive-report-1Is there anything more stressful than hiring a nanny? I am sure there is, but the act of choosing someone to care for your beloved baby or child alone for long stretches of time while you are busy at the office has got to rank up there among the scariest risks many of us choose to take in our lives. Sure, we can do interviews, tryouts, reference checks, and even background checks, but it never feels like it’s enough.

The website Take Care aims to take at least some of the mystery out of the decision. The site’s NannyTest offers a psychological assessment of potential nannies or babysitters. The idea is that parents can ask the top candidate or candidates to take a 30-minute online test that will help make their decision about who to hire. Developed by an experienced psychological testing company, the 30-minute survey asks the candidate a battery of questions about her habits (drinking, gambling), personality, honesty, demeanor, and the like. It then sends the parents an easy-to-read report listing the candidate’s risk factors (does she drink? Gamble? etc.) and rating the candidate’s personality on issues such as self control and handling stress. Tests are $29.95. 

Would you use a service like this? Why or why not?

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  1. by Shara

    On March 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I recently tested this service myself and blogged about it. I love the idea and appreciate the time involved in creating this unique service.

    My husband and I have had a difficult time finding a sitter/nanny that’s “just right” for our family. We found a great gal Online last month and we plan to have her fill out the TakeCare test soon. She is coming to live with us in May.

    I highly recommend this test for anyone seeking a nanny or full-time childcare provider!

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    i choose the nanny which my family knows her very well from long time and i would hire her from any of my relatives or friends contacts than going with organizations

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