What's the Secret to Hiring the Right Nanny?

The thought of leaving your child in the care of a stranger can seem daunting--but it doesn't have to be that way.  The secret to hiring the right nanny is using your heart, soul and mind throughout the process.

The Nanny Manual will take you on a  journey of self discovery through your heart, soul and mind to help you prepare as you make this most important hiring decision.  Whether investigating the viability of choice for working mothers, debunking the myth of perfection that is Mary Poppins, or exploring the minefields of emotions, values and the hiring process, The Nanny Manual prepares you for the day when you leave your child in the care of another.

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Meet the Author…

Alyce Desrosiers is a licensed clinical social worker and the founder and managing director of Chirp:  Connecting Families and Nannies.  For the past 20 years, Chirp has helped San Francisco Bay Area families through their process to hire nannies that are the right fit.


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What People are Saying...

“If you’re worried about hiring a stranger to care for your child, this book is for you!” 
- Kate Purmal
CEO, CFO and COO, entrepreneur, author, mother and nanny employer

“Filled with novel like narratives, insights and deeply meaningful nuts and bolts thinking”  
- Laurel Kloomok
former Director Parents Place and retired Executive Director First 5 San Francisco

… written by an expert with long, relevant experience.
- Arthur C. Emlen 
PhD, Professor Emeritus, Portland State University

“An important and insightful exploration of the complex relationship between parents and their childcare partners.” 
- Kristin Reinsberg
LMFT Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician
San Francisco, CA

Parents should follow Alyce Desrosiers' sage advice when leaving their precious child with any caregiver! 
- Mary Beth Phillips
Founding Advocate of Trustline, PhD in Clinical Psychology 


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