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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 […]

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 […]

How Nannies Can Respond to Disrespectful Children

Children who have not been taught to be respectful can be a challenge for their recently hired nannies.  Here are a few tips to help nannies respond constructively to the disrespectful children newly in their care. Lead by example.  Be firm but polite and nurturing.  For example, you may say, “Oh, my!  I hear you […]

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 […]

Should Nannies Give Holiday Gifts to Their Employer Families?

As nannies, is it appropriate for you to give holiday gifts to your employer-families?  If so, what is the social protocol on this issue? Giving small gifts to the children in your care can be a wonderful way to communicate your love and affection for the children. These gifts should carry more emotional than financial […]

Nanny Holiday How-To’s

Nannies may have a variety of questions and/or dilemmas when it comes to holidays with their employer-families.  Here are a few of these and how nannies can best handle them. Discussing holiday alterations to work schedules. Nannies should begin by asking questions of their employer-families. For example, “Do you want me to work my regular […]

Overnight Nannies

Overnight nannies (nannies who work overnight) are a special kind of nanny.  They work when most people sleep; their job tasks vary somewhat from that of a daytime nanny; and the children in their care are a narrower group of children than is the case for daytime nannies.   This article is intended as a brief […]

Nannies: How to Get the Parents of Your Employer-Family to Come Home on Time

The parents of your employer-family have told you that they will return home by 7:00 p.m.  Based on that statement, you have made a personal commitment at 7:45 p.m.  However, the parents run behind, as usual, making you late for your personal commitment.  What can you do as a nanny to get the parents of […]

Nannies of the Rich and Famous

Being a nanny involves a greater depth of knowledge of and involvement in the employer-family’s life.  When a nanny becomes employed by a celebrity, the nanny then shares some of the benefits and challenges of celebrity life.  If you are thinking about becoming a nanny for a celebrity, consider the following. Benefits *Nanny’s increased access […]

Recent College Grads Choosing to Work as Nannies

With unemployment rates running about 7.5%* thus far in 2013 (a statistic that, after hovering in the 4% – 5% range for several years, began increasing in 2008), recent college grads are facing a disappointing hiring outlook.  Many cannot find work in their fields of study.  As an alternative, many recent college grads are electing […]