Pittsburgh Nanny Agency ‘Urgent Need’ for Child Care Help as Schools Switch to Online Learning – CBS Pittsburgh


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For many kids this year, the classroom is home.

But for parents who don’t work from home, it has caused a desperate need for child care services. Nannies come to the rescue, but some agencies say there is a shortage of nannies.

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A local agency sends a 911 nanny call.

“We have an urgent need,” said Jill Tarasi, who runs a nanny referral agency called The Preferred Nanny.

As the new school year approaches during the coronavirus pandemic, more parents are turning to nannies to meet their child care and education needs.

“How are they supposed to work full time and care for their children… and help with distance learning? Said Tarasi.

Demand is high but demands for nanny are low.

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“We’ve had such an influx of families looking that it’s so hard to find qualified candidates right now,” Tarasi said.

The agencies are now looking for candidates like Sharah Wohlgemuth, who recently graduated from IUP with an education degree.

“I will be helping with three different families at Fox Chapel and helping educate their kindergarten students,” Wohlgemuth said.

According to Tarasi, a teaching degree is not required but is now becoming a growing desire in the nanny industry.

“If you have teaching experience and are worried about going back to class this year, looking for a career change, being a nanny is a very rewarding job,” said Tarasi.

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