25 min

Episode 39: How to Find Childcare as a New Parent: Interview with Shannon Parola Finding Your Village

    • Parenting

For those of you listening to the show for the first time, let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda and I live in the suburbs of Atlanta with my husband and two kids who are 4 and 2. I am currently training to become a childbirth education mentor and my goal of this show is to make the early days of parenting more connected. Please follow the show on Instagram @findingyourvillage to see more about birth, postpartum and parent mental health. 
Today we are discussing the topic of how to find childcare, especially if you are a first time parent. My guest is Shannon Parola, who has spent the past 15 years as a career nanny, newborn care specialist, and now mom of a beautiful one year old baby girl. As a mom and childcare provider, she has a unique perspective and insight for parents and nannies. Due to COVID, she’s opened a Childcare Coaching service to help parents navigate the various childcare options available to them. 


In this episode we discuss:
Things to discuss with your partner before baby arrives:
What your childcare expectations areWhat your budget isTwo different ways to find a nanny:
Research yourself, put out ads yourself and manage the interviews yourselfHire an agency (extra fees associated)If you are going about it on your own, where to start looking: 
Care.comSittercity.comYour neighborhood/local community Facebook groups and Moms groupsNannies vs. Daycares are like Apples and Oranges!
Listen for Shannon’s fantastic analogyIt often comes down to budgetProcess for hiring a Nanny:
Spell out your expectations in a job description: hours, pay, vacation time etc.Create an ad and post to the above areas to lookSchedule and conduct interviews with applicantsWhen you find someone that is a good fit, have them come over for a trial day or weekCreate a contract How to get in touch with Shannon: 
Website: www.theviparolaz.com InstagramClick here to see the Soothic Sitz Bath!Use code: FYVILLAGE10 for 10% off!
Support the show

For those of you listening to the show for the first time, let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda and I live in the suburbs of Atlanta with my husband and two kids who are 4 and 2. I am currently training to become a childbirth education mentor and my goal of this show is to make the early days of parenting more connected. Please follow the show on Instagram @findingyourvillage to see more about birth, postpartum and parent mental health. 
Today we are discussing the topic of how to find childcare, especially if you are a first time parent. My guest is Shannon Parola, who has spent the past 15 years as a career nanny, newborn care specialist, and now mom of a beautiful one year old baby girl. As a mom and childcare provider, she has a unique perspective and insight for parents and nannies. Due to COVID, she’s opened a Childcare Coaching service to help parents navigate the various childcare options available to them. 


In this episode we discuss:
Things to discuss with your partner before baby arrives:
What your childcare expectations areWhat your budget isTwo different ways to find a nanny:
Research yourself, put out ads yourself and manage the interviews yourselfHire an agency (extra fees associated)If you are going about it on your own, where to start looking: 
Care.comSittercity.comYour neighborhood/local community Facebook groups and Moms groupsNannies vs. Daycares are like Apples and Oranges!
Listen for Shannon’s fantastic analogyIt often comes down to budgetProcess for hiring a Nanny:
Spell out your expectations in a job description: hours, pay, vacation time etc.Create an ad and post to the above areas to lookSchedule and conduct interviews with applicantsWhen you find someone that is a good fit, have them come over for a trial day or weekCreate a contract How to get in touch with Shannon: 
Website: www.theviparolaz.com InstagramClick here to see the Soothic Sitz Bath!Use code: FYVILLAGE10 for 10% off!
Support the show

25 min