For those who want to find childcare on their own with expert help, our personalized do-it-yourself childcare coaching sessions assist you in:
Identifying your long-term childcare needs, parenting philosophies and overall wishlist for your household, child's care and education.
Help you evaluate the benefits and challenges of daycares, nannies, nanny sharing and au pairs and how they apply to your family- cost, market standards, types of nanny options available, local trends and advice for making your decision
Step by step guidance and tools on the best practices to find, hire and maintain a healthy, lasting relationship with quality nanny or nanny share without an expensive nanny agency or placement service.
Choice Parenting Childcare Coaching Sessions Offer:
A detailed family need and parenting assessment
To help you think through your needs and childcare wishlist to efficiently communicate what type of caregiver best matches your unique family
A 2-2.5 hour childcare coaching session with Holly Flanders in your home or office
To educate you on the local childcare market and industry standards; weigh the benefits and challenges of daycares, au pairs and nannies; discuss your family assessment and topics which will be important to discuss with potential caregiver; and teach you our recommended process to choose, hire and keep a healthy relationship with a quality nanny or nanny share
Resources and organizational tools
Hiring guides, checklists and templates to facilitate parental organization, legal compliance, safety and communication throughout the search and hiring process as well as the duration of employment
Wait There's More!
In addition to the childcare coaching sessions, we offer childcare workshops, nanny training classes, nanny vetting, and custom hourly services.
We help you navigate the childcare industry and teach you how to find a trustworthy caregiver that will partner with you to love, engage and educate your children.
Reviews From Past Clients!
" My husband's colleague suggested that our family meet with Holly as we had several disappointing experiences with nannies in the past and wanted to learn how to find a good and reliable nanny for our two children. Holly is a treasure trove of information and brought to light issues we've never thought of. After our childcare coaching session, we went on to hire her to search and prescreen nanny candidates for us. We're on the right path now thanks to her services!"
"My husband and I met with Holly Flanders of Choice Parenting through a personal recommendation and we were pleased with her services. I had planned to hire a nanny once our baby was born and wanted to learn how to find an affordable and good nanny. After completing the family intake assessment (extremely helpful!) and having our coaching session with Holly, we found that there were many things that we had not considered about hiring and managing a nanny. Because we were still pregnant, Holly suggested we tour a few daycare centers to explore both the daycare and nanny options. We found that we actually had many misconceptions about daycares and are so glad we toured! We got on the waitlist on time (we hope!) and now feel confident in our decision to send our daughter to daycare. My husband and I both feel that we save so much time and frustration by having all the inside information from the start. I definitely recommend Holly's services for other pregnant and new moms returning to work."
"I had a very insightful curriculum training session with Holly of Choice Parenting. I was really impressed with the detail and scope of her recommendations. Surprisingly she suggested quite a few things that we could be doing, none of which were expensive or super complicated. We walked away from the session with what we should be doing for our specific child now, a sample weekly schedule and specific activities based on gross/fine motor skills, language etc. I plan to meet with her again in 6 months."
"I recently met with Holly Flanders of Choice Parenting and she was amazing! She taught me how to develop a curriculum for my baby girl with lots of fun activities, and also gave me a crash course in child development. I highly recommend you check out her services!"
I found a nanny I loved but was in search of advice for writing my nanny contract. Holly suggested an hour phone conversation and her nanny contract template at a reasonable rate. She brought up so many details and discussion points that I would have missed. Very helpful.
My nanny and I met with Holly to enlist her assistance to discuss the terms of the nanny contract, rules, and expectations for the job. I am a first time mom and was ridiculously nervous to employ and manage a nanny. I wasn't sure what the standards were and I did not want to come off like a micro managing, crazy mom...but I also had opinions and concerns as she would be caring for my sweet girl. Holly made it so easy! Our whole conversation felt like a team exercise between partners. I never would have thought to discuss let alone put in writing so many topics that she suggested. I can see how it helped to prevent disagreements and awkward conversations. We both knew what was expected as we talked it all out in the very beginning before any issues arose.
"My new mommy friends and I had a fun and informational 'How To Hire A Nanny' workshop with Holly. It was so fantastic! We learned so much about the nanny world, important topics to discuss when hiring, and how to communicate with our nanny to keep the employment relationship working well. Definitely grab some friends, wine and have Holly come teach you all everything you need to know to find a great nanny. Trust me it's worth it!