What it Means to Me to Be a Nanny!

In Honor of National Nanny Recognition Week By Andrea FlaggI greatly enjoy being an interactive nanny who truly enjoys being a part of a child’s life. Their energy is contagious and you can’t help but to see the world through their eyes, where everything is new and amazing! Working as a nanny, there are endless […]

What Being a Nanny is All About!

National Nanny Recognition Week It is National Nanny Recognition Week. While this is a week parents are encouraged to show appreciation for their nannies, Be the Best Nanny Newsletter will share stories from caregivers expressing why they love working as nannies and why their profession is so important. Our first essay if from Josiah Laubenstein, […]

National Nanny Recognition Week Sept 19th – 26th

The Professional Housekeeper

Weekly Trip to the Library  This past week we discussed some of the basic housekeeping duties some nannies might do around the home such as, washing a baby’s laundry, getting the kids to help do laundry, making beds, and ironing. While some in-home child care providers strictly won’t do certain The Professional Housekeeper explains that […]

Nannies and Au Pairs: Are You Responsible for Cleaning Out the Fridge?

If in Doubt Throw it Out! 1. Throw away any food that is moldy, expired, or otherwise spoiled. 2. Take all removable parts out of the refrigerator, including shelves, wire racks, and drawers. 3. Fill the sink with warm, soapy water (use a mild dish soap). Never use harsh cleaners or scouring pads in or […]

Nannies and Au Pairs: Do You Make the Children’s and Parents’ Bed?

There are some tasks that nannies and au pairs despise. Doing housekeeping duties for other adults in the home enrages some nannies and au pairs. But, many of us do make the adult’s and children’s beds and here is advice on how to do it properly. Remove Used LinensTake off the used linens and put […]

Do You Iron at Work?

How to Iron a Shirt from the Chicago Tribune Gwen Whiting, co-founder of The Laundress has a degree in textile science from the Ivy League, and was actually graded for ironing. Her advice is below. Step #1: PREP Check for grime on the bottom of the iron. Also clear the ironing board of any debris. […]

Do You Use Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

How to Properly Wash Baby Clothes Cloth Diapers: Flush solid waste away. Some people use disposable liners inside cloth diapers to make this easier. Put diapers in a pail half-filled with a mixture of water and 1/4 cup of vinegar or Borax, to control odor and to make stain removal easier. If you will be […]

Do the Children Help With Their Laundry?

How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Teach Children to Help Do Laundry Since nannies and au pairs typically launder the children’s clothing during the work week, it’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved in learning a necessary life skill. Here’s how kids can help nannies and au pairs do laundry. SORTING: Kids love […]

Do You Have to Wake the Kids Up in the Morning?

Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight by American Innovative This week we discussed helping kids with homework and changing moody mornings for kids into happy mornings. Here’s a great way to teach kids to tell time and wake them up in the morning. Teach Me Time! is an adorable child’s bedside alarm clock, […]