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Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies

You are a Nanny, Not a Family Member   When the nanny-child-parent relationship is satisfactory for everyone it is easy for parents to praise their employees and affectionately call them “members of the family.” But, the reality is that being a nanny is a job. To keep nannies hard-working, reliable, and respectful of the employers’ […]

Nannies, Boyfriends and Girlfriends, and Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Is it Professional to Discuss Your Dating Life With Your Boss? When working as a live in nanny, the caregiver must respect house rules. Before accepting a job position the nanny and parents ought to discuss the rules of the home to determine if the job is a good fit. Some parents will enforce curfews […]

Professional Nannies Are CPR/First Aid Certified

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Professional in-home childcare providers should be CPR/First Aid certified. The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is a comprehensive training program designed to help caregivers recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. Nannies can find a location to get certified, or renew their certification (every two […]

A Professional Nanny is an Organized Nanny

Organizing the Home for Your Charges By Lorie Marrero, Creator of the The Clutter Diet Organizing is part of every nanny’s job. To respect professional boundaries all nannies must include the family members in the task. Nannies must always keep the family they work for, and the children the care for, in mind when they help organize the […]

Professional Nannies Provide Quality Care Not Just Custodial Care

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies and Parents All parents know they want to hire loving and caring nannies that can protect their kids. But, nannies must provide more than just custodial care: merely keeping kids safe, warm, and fed. Professional nannies, the best nannies, provide quality care. Parents want to hire caregivers that have a […]

Professional Nannies Don’t Hit (Spank) Children

Corporal Punishment and Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Despite the fact that nannies may have been spanked as kids and turned out fine, whether they would spank their own children, and even if the parents that employ them tell them spanking their kids is okay, nannies must never ever spank a child left in their […]

Professional Nannies Pay Attention to Bookkeeping

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies: Keep All Receipts Most parents are generous employers that treat their nannies well. Most parents are willing to pay for their caregiver’s meals and pay for cost of outings to zoos, malls, museums, and lunches with their children’s friends. Most nannies use the family’s petty cash responsibly. But, there are […]

Professional Nannies Don’t Yell at Kids

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies When caring for other people’s kids I urge nannies not yell at children. To encourage kids to be respectful and kind you need to be respectful and kind towards them. Consider if you wouldn’t use an aggressive tone with another adult, why is it okay to us an aggressive tone and […]

Professionals are Paid On-the-Books

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies It’s April 15th and it is Tax Day here in America! Unfortunately when it comes to being paid legally there is a huge problem in America called Nannygate. Nannygate is the term used to describe the estimated 90 percent of working American nannies that are illegally working under-the-table, which robs […]

10 Red Flags to Be Wary of During Nanny Job Interviews

What Red Flags Have Convinced You to Not Accept a Nanny Job? Parents want to make a great first impression on nanny candidates during job interviews. If parents are generally on their best behavior, yet you have a bad gut feeling about a family while interviewing with them, it’s a bad sign. If a family […]