I hope you’re enjoying the change of season and getting back into the swing of the school year. As you figure out your family’s childcare needs, I can assure you we have some fabulous caregivers to connect you with.
I have been so impressed with the quality of caregivers I’ve been interviewing these past months. I laughed during a recent reference call when a woman described the candidate “like a Pied Piper who kids just seem to flock to wherever she goes!”
How cute are these new fliers we just had printed? Now that school’s in session, we’ve been working with more UCSB and Westmont students, mostly upperclassmen in their education departments but there’s a great variety of personalities and experience.
In case you’ve been wondering how we screen our caregivers: The caregivers we refer are chosen and screened through a thorough application, a series of interviews and reference calls. We ensure they are currently infant and child CPR certified, run a multi-state criminal, sex offender and driving record background check, they take a caregiver personality and psychiatric evaluation and go through our caregiving training. We search for the best of the best!
On a personal note, I moved my little sister into her dorm at UCSB last weekend–the same one I once called home. (Don’t worry, even I’m a little weirded out with how similar we look sometimes.)
There’s something so fun and unique about the energy of a new school year and I have to say it’s quite contagious. Let us know if there’s anything we can do at Meredith & Co. to make your life easier this fall!