Nannies can be like part of the family, but it takes careful consideration and time for bonding to establish such a close relationship. You can establish rules with your nanny and over time things will evolve to a perfect balance of your family’s needs, but newbies sometimes need a little help. Below is a list of the ten most important things a parent needs to know in order to have the best nanny experience.
The nanny should not take it upon him/herself to make up the household rule; but rather should communicate with the family on their rules.
The nanny should not show up when it is convenient for her, but show up at the time she/he is supposed to work.
The nanny should not take the children out for lunch everyday, but cook healthy, nutritious meals for them.
The nanny should not set the children in front of the TV all day, but rather engage them in activities.
The nanny should not depend on the parents to clean up the home when they return home, but keep it in the same order as when the parents left.
The nanny should not be texting or using her phone while transporting the children.
The nanny should not have unexpected guests over during working hours.
The nanny should not be utilizing the computer for personal use during working hours.
The nanny should not leave the children unsupervised.
The nanny should never leave her position without giving the family enough notice to find a replacement nanny.
About the Author
Candi Wingate is an expert in the child care industry with over 20 years experience. She is the founder of Nannies4Hire.com and Care4Hire.com, author of “100 Tips for Nannies & Families,” and mother of two.