What is a Vacation Nanny?

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When you travel to Napa Valley or Sonoma County, it’s time to relax and enjoy your vacation. 

Take in the sights, go for a drive, get some gourmet food and enjoy some world-class locally made wine.

Whatever brings you to this region, make sure you take the time to enjoy it. If you bring your kids, plan accordingly for those adults only spa treatments and wine tastings. Sometimes to enjoy the finer things, that means you will have to leave the kids behind.

It is perfectly normal and very common for parents to feel uncomfortable leaving their children with a stranger. These feelings prevent mom and dad from enjoying their time out like they should because, deep down, they are concerned and feel guilty for leaving their kids behind while they are out having fun.

However, parents do not need to worry or feel guilty! With My Vacation Nanny, parents do not need to feel bad for leaving their kids behind. Their kids will probably have more fun with the experienced, pre-screened, perfectly matched vacation nanny then they would if they had to come along to do the “grown-up stuff!”

Here is a 5-star review from a happy mother who recently came to Napa valley to celebrate her birthday:

“We had a great experience using My Vacation Nanny while celebrating my birthday in Napa. It was a trip we hadn’t planned to bring our kids on, but our plans changed to include a trip up the California coast with kids, and we were still able to have a great time in Napa thanks to this service. Sharon paired us with the same sitter, Kym, 2 days in a row – she is also a preschool teacher which was perfect for our kids’ ages. She was in contact with us before the scheduled dates, was on time, professional, and our kids loved her which always makes it easier to leave them! She managed to keep them entertained staying on hotel property and even got in the pool with them. We had no idea how we were going to pull this weekend off until I found this service – it was fantastic! I would definitely use the service and Kym again – and my kids would be very excited about it!” -Caroline Bissett

The hiring and interviewing process is much different for a Vacation Nanny than a traditional nanny. This is done to find the right people who would make excellent vacation nannies. Believe it or not, not everyone is an ideal match for this role.

Our criteria for finding awesome vacation nannies is as follows: they must have an upbeat personality, must be a positive individual, must have at least three years of experience, they must have qualified references, they must be Trustline registered with the state of California, they need to love spending time with children, they must be reliable (and have proof), they must have their own vehicle for reliable transportation, they must be punctual, they must be trustworthy (with proof), and they need to be of morally sound character.

Beyond just the criteria, we meet with every individual in-person to see how they are in real life.  We want to make sure that we would be comfortable having any of our Vacation Nannies watch our own children.

Through this process we have interviewed hundreds of individuals. However, we have only brought around two dozen in to our team.

This means every Vacation Nanny with our company will have a positive, upbeat personality that will make lasting memories with your children. 

Another nice thing about a Vacation Nanny is they are there to have fun. It is a vacation for the kids and the nannies make sure the children are entertained while having fun on vacation. Our nannies are all about fun and making lasting memories.

Here is a 5-star review from a happy mom who was visiting wine country: 

“My Vacation Nanny saved our trip to wine country! After looking on several websites and babysitting services, we came across MVN and after a short phone call, were immediately matched to a great sitter. Mary Jane was amazing with our 11-month old baby. It was a great experience and we were able to enjoy guilt free. I would highly recommend this service if you are in need of a babysitter.” – Paulina Cousino