Should Nannies Post Photos of Their Nanny Kids Online?

Respecting Professional Boundaries Nannies love taking photos of their charges to share with the kids’ parents and family members and to make memory books and scrapbooks for the kids, parents, and themselves. But, nannies should not post photos of other people’s children online. Some families (especially high profile families) have their employees sign confidentiality clauses not allowing […]

Don’t Cross the Line: Don’t Snoop

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Nannies and au pairs work in the homes of their employers giving them access to nearly all the family’s intimate belongings and personal information. It may be tempting to look at a bill or financial statement left out on a desk or counter, but in-home caregivers must resist the temptation […]

Who Do You Talk to About Your Job?

Do You Think Nannies and Au Pairs Gossip too Much About Their Parent Employers? Professional household employees are rare these days. If you work as a nanny or au pair how often do you hear other in-home childcare workers gossiping and complaining about their jobs at the playground? In contrast, professional nannies, (chefs, housekeepers, and personal […]

NANNY TELLS ALL: Would You Ever Expose a Former Employer’s Private Details to the Public?

Have You Ever Signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement? While checking out at the grocery store this morning I purchased the August 15, 2011 issue of InTouch Weekly. The cover story is, “The Nanny Tells All.” In the cover story, Angelina Jolie’s former nanny, Kirsann Morel, is writing a tell-all book about the actress. Every time I […]