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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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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. […]

Asking for Time off Work

You want to ask your employer-family for some time off work, be it for vacation, holiday, or even sick time.  How should you schedule your time off?  How should you manage a last-minute absence from your nanny job?  How do talk to your employer-family about taking time off?  When is it best to make your […]

How NOT to Get Scammed in Your Nanny Job Search

Identity theft is on the rise.  Scammers are finding new ways to get critical information from their unsuspecting victims.  Nannies4Hire does its best to screen out unethical families, but nannies must also be on the look-out.  Here are a few tips on how NOT to get scammed in your nanny job search. If the job […]

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 […]

10 Reasons Why Nannies Quit Live-in Jobs

No job is perfect, but most jobs are a good fit for someone.  Sometimes, live-in nannies may find their jobs to be not a good fit for them.  Below are the top 10 reasons why live-in nannies quit their jobs. 1.      Lack of personal space. 2.      Lack of private (non-working) time. 3.      Being given job […]

How a Nanny Should Quit a Job

You are a nanny who is contemplating resigning her position.  Here are a few tips to help you do that professionally. Follow the terms of any nanny contract you may have. If your nanny contract specifies that you will give four weeks’ notice of your resignation, then give four weeks’ notice. Absent a nanny contract, […]

When Is It OK to Leave a Job Off Your Nanny Resume?

You should never leave a job off your resume . . . generally.  However, there are a few exceptions. 1.      Your resume should not exceed two pages in length.  If you are an experienced nanny who can fill more than two pages with her nanny experience, you may leave your earliest nanny jobs off your […]

Nannies: When Your Kids Are in School

Your full-time nanny has, heretofore, watched at least one of your kids all day.  Now that your youngest child is entering school, however, what should you do with your nanny since she won’t be watching any of your kids between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.? You are encouraged to provide her with options that you […]

Nannies for Stay-at-Home Moms

You are a stay-at-home mom with three active, young sons.  Why would you hire a nanny? So you can be a room-mom in the classroom(s) of your school-aged son(s). Being a room-mom helps you be more involved in your kids’ education. So you can maintain your interests and skills that were important to you before […]

Why Become a Nanny?

You are a recent high school or college graduate looking for a job.  Maybe you are a mature individual who loves children and would like to experience far-away places.  For these and myriad other reasons, people choose to become nannies.  What follows are the advantages to becoming a nanny. 1.      Working as a nanny can […]