When searching for the right nanny, it can be difficult to find the right person, but with a few considerations, anxiety can be minimized. Make it a priority to be realistic about the cost of a nanny, including the taxes and fees that may be charged by an agency, which should be the next consideration. An agency is able to perform important background checks, as well as conduct extensive written and personal interviews. Trustworthy agencies can be found by contacting the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies at www.theapna.org. Once a nanny is selected, be sure to ask questions that fine tune how this person will take care of children, including how to discipline a child and what is defined as a “healthy” meal. Also consider whether the individual’s moral compass aligns with the family’s.