Do Not Complain About Your Nanny Family or Post Photos of Nanny Family or their Home Online

Asking for general advice about child care, child development, contract negotiations, and general nanny job issues on Facebook nanny groups or social media can be very helpful. But be careful about venting or complaining about the people you work or care for anywhere online. You may know a few people in social media groups, but […]

Why I Don’t Leave Bad Reviews on Social Media

Nanny Confessions: Protect Your Online Reputation I recently saw the quote, “Treat anything you might post online like a tattoo. Will you like it five years from now? Would you want your boss, future employer, or mother to see it?” I confess last week I really wanted to leave a bad review on Yelp and […]

Nannies Should Clean Up Their Social Media Presence

Keep a Professional Image On Social Media Used improperly, social media can lead to losing friends, keep you from landing nanny jobs, to being terminated from a nanny position, and even identity theft. I have had dozens of friends act dumbfounded when something nasty or inappropriate they wrote or posted on Facebook comes back to […]

If You Don’t Have Something Nice to Say Don’t Say it at All

Nanny Confessions: Nannies Need to Practice What They Preach We say it all the time to kids: “If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say it at all.” If nannies find themselves saying the common phrase to kids, why can’t nannies do the same with one another? Nannies need to think before they […]

Would You Accept a Nanny Job if You Couldn’t Use Your Cell Phone?

Should Nannies Be Allowed to Make Personal Calls and Texts When Working? A nanny contacted Be the Best Nanny Newsletter blog yesterday looking for advice and we thought it would be best to ask other nannies for their opinion on the topic. The caregiver has been offered a nanny job she is considering taking but the parents have […]

Nanny Confessions: Think Before You Post, Email or Text

Your Actions on Social Media, Texts, and Emails Do Have Consequences By Debbie Thomas, Career Nanny What you text, email, or Tweet can come back to bite you and I am embarrassed to confess I know this first hand. I will confess my mistakes in the hopes that I can impress upon others that their actions […]

Nanny Confessions: Social Media and Children

Are You Allowed to Post Pictures of Your Charges Online? By Elizabeth Hawksworth (posted on 3/26/2013) Do your employers allow you to post pictures and updates about their children on your social media accounts? It’s an important question these days, especially with the advent of Internet information and its permanency in the world. Simply by Googling someone’s name a […]