In July of 2008 and now in June of 2010 two nannies have died in drowning accidents while caring for young charges. That is two nannies too many.
Many years ago, I myself as a nanny on duty at the time had to dive into a deep pool to pull a struggling child out of the water.
When I heard of both tragedies the immediate thought that came to mind was could they swim? Why did they never learn what to do in case of a water emergency?
As a professional nanny consultant, I hear from nannies and families all over the world about their struggles and daily challenges. The topic of a nanny not being a “self-starter” tends to be quite a common issue, however this topic is a bit more complex than it may seem on the surface. As with all nanny-family relationship issues, we need to look at both parties’ potential part in the problem. Take a look at this article on evaluating nanny success. Continue readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged hire a nanny, nannies, nanny services, Nanny work | 7 Comments June 21, 2010
by, Dr. Lindsay Heller, The Nanny Doctor So you’ve decided that you need a nanny. The first thing you need to do is identify your family’s nanny needs. For more information on identifying your family’s nanny needs please see this … Continue readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged hire a nanny, nannies, nanny services, Nanny work | 6 Comments June 14, 2010
Once you have been through the nanny interview process and the vetting and nanny background check and have decided on the right nanny for your family, it’s important to collect important information to have on file about your new household employee. You are now an employer and your household is now a workplace. This may be the first time you have ever managed or employed someone. See our handy list of iterms to have on file for your nanny. Continue readingPosted in Nanny Background Check | Tagged nannies, Nanny Background check, nanny contract, nanny interview | 4 Comments June 10, 2010
Congratulations! If you are ready to conduct a nanny background check, you are probably very close to finding the right nanny for your family! There are several layers to the background check that you need to be aware of before you hire your nanny. Check out these tips for conducting a nanny background check. Continue readingPosted in Nanny Background Check | Tagged Nanny Background check, nanny background checks, nanny contract, Nanny Salary, nanny services | 6 Comments
Sometimes new nannies need some guidance and sometimes a nanny you’ve had for awhile needs a little jumpstart when it comes to being a self-starter. As a nanny employer, you need to provide your nanny all of the tools she needs to be successful! Here are some tips. Continue readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged nannies, nanny contract, nanny services, Nanny work | 6 Comments June 1, 2010
Review your Nanny Job description yearly
When was the last time you updated your nanny’s job description? As your life goes on and your children develop, your needs will change over time. As a result, you will need to update your job description accordingly. Continue readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged nannies, nanny contract, Nanny Salary, nanny services, Nanny work | 5 Comments