May 26, 2010
Finding a nanny here in Moscow
You can advertise for one on the internet or place an advert on the Living in Moscow news letter. Many people (myself included) find a nanny cleaner, by word of mouth via the expat community. You can often find one who is the friend or relation of another who is looking for work here. You can also find one by just going to one of the many playground areas in and around where you live. Many nannies will be there and you can just go there and chat to them. These girls are not professional nannies and so are cheap. Many parents in the UK could only dream of having a full or part time nanny (childminder) and its seen as a luxury, here its a reality and you don't need to be a mega rich expat to have one. Russian nannies will cost more and want full time hours and are a luxury. When you arrive in Moscow, its scary and you will feel very lost, isolated and you will not know where to begin. I can help you as I was in that situation. Moscow is a big place and you will be an invisible face in the crowd. It will take time to adjust.
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