Caring for Parents of Newborns

Respecting Professional Boundaries Nannies are typically excited to start caring for newborns immediately when they arrive home from the hospital. But often our role changes to caring more for the parents while parents of newborns are on maternity or parental leave. Instead of providing just childcare while parents are home with a newborn, nannies can help the […]

8 Ways to Ensure Nanny Job Security

Respecting Professional Boundaries Nannies often say it just takes luck to find and keep great nanny jobs. But, ensuring job longevity requires effective communication and a lot of effort to be a professional worker — not just luck. Here’s our list of ways to ensure nanny job security: 1. Arrive to your job on time […]

What Nannies Should Not Talk About at Work

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies Kids say the darnedest things, but sometimes their nannies do too! And sometimes nannies say the most unbecoming things at the most inappropriate times. On the weekend when socializing at a bar it’s fine for my nanny friends to confide in me about their love lives, how much they love […]

Follow Child Car Seat Laws

Respecting Professional Boundaries Yesterday on our Facebook page a nanny asked what she should do when the parents she works for don’t use car seats or boosters recommended for the age and weight of the children she cares for. The nannies that responded to the question overwhelmingly agreed that professional nannies must follow the recommendations […]

Use Natural Consequences to Discipline Children

Respecting Professional Boundaries The time to discuss with your employers how you will discipline their children is well before starting a nanny job, during the job interview. For discipline to be effective it is essential that parents and nannies are on the same page. All caregivers must be consistent and back one another other up. […]

How to Answer “What is Your Greatest Weakness?”

The Most Difficult Interview Question When interviewing for nanny jobs you should be prepared to be asked what is your greatest weakness. When answering this question you should be honest while taking the opportunity to mention skills you have improved upon, how you have turned a bad characteristic into a positive one, or about a minor […]

Reduce Stress by Not Overreacting

Nannies Help Reduce Parental and Child Stress When adults are stressed-out, the kids in their care get stressed-out. Raising a family is stressful. When nannies help parents, they help reduce both their employer’s and their charges’ stress levels. Stress in children can be detrimental to a child’s health and development. The body reacts to stressful […]

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 […]

Staying Out of Nanny Drama and Gossip

Respecting Professional Nanny Boundaries It seems nearly anytime there is a large group of women gathered together, there is some gossip and drama. It only takes one nanny making negative comments about others that makes working or socializing with her almost unbearable. Gossip happens locally with the nannies of the kids that go to the […]