Take the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Survey

Nannies, Children, TV, Social Media, and Video Games Click here to take the Winter 2013 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Survey1. Do you text or email the parents to keep in touch with them during the work day? 2. Do your employers provide you with a mobile phone for work? 3. Are you allowed to […]

Are Your Charge’s Over Scheduled? Take Our Survey!

What Activities Are Your Charges Engaged In? Do your charges have cell phones, Facebook accounts, and allowed to play freely on the computer? Do they have enough play dates and leisure play time, or do you feel they are over scheduled? Let us know by taking the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter survey. The results […]

What Chores are the Children Responsible For?

Housekeeping Survey for Nannies and Au Pairs Below are some responses from nannies and au pairs from our monthly poll when asked “What chores are the children responsible for?” at http://www.bestnannynewsletter.com/monthlypoll.htm Debra Mathwig, a nanny from Plymouth, Wisconsin wrote, “I have the children help with everything. It makes them feel good to help me out.” […]

What Housekeeping are Nannies Willing to Do?

Nanny & Au Pair Housekeeping Survey Results Below are more survey results from a Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll conducted at: http://www.bestnannynewsletter.com/monthlypoll.htm As the children grow up and go to school full-time are you willing to take on more housekeeping duties?Glenda Propst, a nanny with more than 20-years experience wrote, “If a nanny wants to […]

Nanny and Au Pair Housekeeping Poll

What Housekeeping Duties Would You Be Willing To Do if You Were Paid Extra Money? Of the 778 nannies and au pairs that took our poll about what extra housekeeping they would be willing to do if paid extra money: 599 (77%) would be willing to grocery shop, make a food inventory, and put groceries […]

Nannies and Au Pairs and Housekeeping

How Much Cleaning is a Nanny’s Responsibility? There is hardly a more controversial topic for nannies than how many housekeeping duties are their responsibility. Professional nannies pride themselves in being responsible for the care of children and often resent also being asked to clean the home they work in. Undoubtedly, much of the day caring […]

What to Charge on New Year’s Eve

Is it Fair to Ask for More Per Hour Working on New Year’s Eve? Andrea Flagg, professional nanny and co-founder of Nanny Alliance of New York and New Jersey http://www.nannyalliancenyandnj.com/ asked Best Nanny Newsletter http://www.bestnannynewsletter.com/ “Is it fair to ask for more than usual on New Year’s Eve?” We believe, in the spirit of the […]

Did The Economy Affect Nanny Bonuses?

We received many responses about the topic of holiday bonuses for nannies after Best Nanny Newsletter was quoted in the Wall St Journal (see below or click this link): http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2008/12/19/holiday-bonus-what-to-give-the-nanny/ Now that Christmas is over we asked Best Nanny Newsletter subscribers, “If you work as a nanny did the economy affect your holiday bonus or […]