DH & I are throwing around the possibility of me returning to work in June. DD will be 18 months & DS just shy of 4. I returned to work at 6 weeks with DS but I never truly panicked because he stayed with my MIL, who I trust more than anyone on planet earth aside from DH. Now that we are not living in close area to family I am terrified about the possibility of leaving my kids with ANYONE I don't know! Money is not much of an issue, we have agreed we are willing to pay a nanny anywhere from $8-$11 an hour for 10 hours 3 days per week ... I just have no idea how to find someone! How will I know if they are capable? A criminal? KWIM? Btw, I have read that college students seem to be popular for this type of thing, but being 22 y/o myself, I know entirely too many 20-24 year olds I wouldn't leave my children with for 30 seconds. My bias may be unfair but it exists nonetheless. Where do I look?! Any suggestions appreciated.