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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

The advice in this book comes from Candi Wingate, President of Nannies4hire.com.
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What We Can Learn from Each Other

When parents hire a nanny for their children, they add the nanny to their childcare team: together, the parents and the nanny love, nurture, and protect the children in their care.  An essential part of teamwork is good communication.  After all, each member of the team has knowledge to impart which, when shared, helps all […]

Protocol When Your Nanny Gets Sick

Your nanny is amazing: loving, patient, firm but gentle.  However, she is not superwoman: she catches a cold or flu from time to time.  You don’t want your kids to be exposed to a contagion, so you ask your nanny not to report to work when she’s sick.  Crisis averted.  But wait!  Who is going […]

How Nannies Can Teach Children Boundaries with Peers

Nannies teach healthy boundaries (i.e., where they are properly placed and how they are properly defended) to the children in their care.  Necessary boundaries are many and varied . . . varying by topic (i.e., displays of affection, proper language in context, etc.) and by target audience (i.e., boundaries with parents, with other elders, with […]

Transitioning from One Nanny to the Next

Your nanny has given her notice, and you’ve selected her replacement.  Now, you need to plan for a smooth transition from one nanny to the next.  Here are a few tips to make that transition as seamless as possible. Ask your outgoing nanny to keep a record of the tasks she performs and the times […]

Remember your Nanny During Nanny Appreciation week

Remember the nanny in your life during National Nanny Recognition Week.  September 21st -27th, 2014 is a great time to acknowledge your nanny for all she (or he) does for your family.  During this week, families are encouraged to focus on the positive aspects of the nanny profession, including the important role nannies play in families’ […]

How to Break the Ice with the Children in Your Care

First, congratulations on your new job!  May your employment be enduring and endearing.  Now that you’ve landed that great nanny job that you’ve been seeking, how do you break the ice with the children in your care? Communicate with the children on their level.  Kneel down if need be to look at the children eye-to-eye. […]

Must Have Nanny Qualifications

Different families seek different qualifications in their nannies.  For example, a family with one or more children with health concerns may prefer to employ a nanny with a nursing background, and a family that is preparing their children to live and work in a global economy may seek to employ a multi-lingual nanny.  There are, […]

Should You Pay the Nanny While the Kids Are at School?

You employ a nanny.  Your kids are all school-aged.  Your nanny gets the kids ready for school and then takes them to school.  Later, she picks them up from school and attends to them until you return home from work.  But what about that period in the middle?  Should you pay the nanny while the […]

10 Reasons Why Nannies Quit Live-out Jobs

No job is perfect, but most jobs are a good fit for someone.  Sometimes, live-out nannies may find their jobs to be not a good fit for them.  Below are the top 10 reasons why live-out nannies quit their jobs. Cost of living in the employer-families’ communities.  (This is particularly true for the live-out nannies […]