Every year, more parents are joining the work force. Already, more than half of all children under the age of 6 live with two working parents or a single working parent. All of these parents have one thing in common: The problem of how to care for their children while they go off to work. Choosing child care that's right for your child is very important and can be very difficult:
  • You have to understand and explain the kind of help you need.
  • You have to examine your own values and beliefs about bringing up children.
  • And you must be confident that the caregiver you choose has values you respect and will give your child individual, caring attention.
New findings from brain research indicate that brain development in young children is directly stimulated by relationships. Children benefit from the opportunity to know adults of different ages, sexes, and cultures. Whether they're in homes or centers, your beloved children need warm, caring, responsive, knowledgeable adults to make them feel safe and open to learning.


Icarella's Child Care Service is the first of its kind in Nigeria to remove the burden of searching for and hunting down the perfect nanny for your beloved children. Here we pride ourselves in providing you with the best nanny service at an affordable cost and flexible time frames to suit your work schedule.

We are on the mission to provide mothers with the preferable in- home child care personnel, who gives the family the right kind of service they require for their children. Through our services parents are not only paired with the ideal nanny, the services of the nanny is also monitored by our supervisors and their skills are continually developed even during the duration of the working contract.

Not only do you benefit from the high working standards of our nannies, you can also trust us to conduct thorough background checks on your nanny. We assess all nannies past working relationships, home and family conditions as well as health status assuring the priority of your child's safety. We also evaluate their personality types and IQ levels!

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Children thrive when they are well cared for by a nurturing and attentive child care provider in the comfort of their own home. The one on one care and interaction that a nanny provides gives children a deep sense

of self worth and security. Since nannies typically stay with a family for a minimum of one year, the consistent relationship that children have with their caregiver allows them to develop a meaningful bond with a caring adult that has the children's best interests at heart.

With a nanny, child to adult caregiver ratio is low. The ratio, the number of children per adult, is important because it has a direct impact on how much individual attention your child receives and how well their needs are met.

For parents who wish to direct their children's daily activities and care structure, nanny care can be the perfect solution. With the services of a nanny they have the ability to control activities, education, environment, and overall quality of children's experience.

Nanny care can be flexible and convenient, and accommodate parents' atypical work schedules, transportation needs and emergencies.

And because the children are cared for in their own home, parents don't have to rush to get everyone out of the house in the morning and off to day care (which often leads to a chaotic and stressful start to the day for everyone), providing the ultimate in child care convenience.

Children cared for by nannies are also less likely to become sick because they aren't exposed to the many germs that large groups of children bring into a traditional day care environment. And unlike child care centers, nannies are able to provide child care for mildly ill children, therefore parents don't have to rearrange their work schedules or find last minute backup care should their child become sick.

For parents with more than one child, nanny care can be cost effective. Unlike traditional day care, parents don't have to make separate payments for each child. Nannies are paid one rate to care for all the children in their employer's family.


The nanny trained in basic child development or early childhood education, as well as basic health and safety skills, generally does a better job with child care. The best training for an early childhood caregiver is coursework, combined with practical, supervised work directly with children. Previous experience with children is also important, of course, and the background and personality of the caregiver will affect the quality of your child's care.


Consider. . .
The keys for selecting a qualified nanny are to allow yourself enough time for the selection process, to define what you want and expect, and to define your child's needs. To do this you can ask various questions and consider these criteria:

Age: Would you be more comfortable with an older mature nanny? Or would you prefer a younger nanny, perhaps a student?

Education: Is it important to you to have a nanny who is formally trained in child development or in early childhood education? Is a college degree an important qualification?

Experience: Is previous experience in child care an important issue for you? What do you consider appropriate experience? Is raising a family adequate, or would you desire experience in a more formal setting such as a classroom or child care center?

Personal Traits: Visualize your ideal nanny. Is s/he quiet and calm, outgoing, and peppy, creative, and neat? Is a sense of humor important to you? Do you have pets with which the nanny will be in contact? How do you feel about smoking? What about religion? Do you require someone with a similar cultural background? What personal qualities do you want you nanny to have?

Other Important Factors: What can you afford to pay a nanny? How long a time commitment do you expect your nanny to make? These questions will get you started in defining the kind of nanny care you want for your children. After defining what you need and expect, the next decision to make is whether or not to select a nanny on your own or to pay a professional placement service to find a nanny.