Tag: communicating with nanny

The Importance of Nanny Daily Reports

By A New England Nanny 12 0

Employing a nanny or other domestic worker is often mistakenly handled as an informal work situation. In fact, it is a professional endeavor requiring formal personnel practices and policies. One of these practices can be receiving a daily report from your nanny. Many parents want to know details about what their child(ren) did all day, […]

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Performance Review for Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Companies of all sizes establish periodic (written) reviews and evaluations of employees. It is a good employment practice for household employers to conduct performance reviews for nannies, because it allows the employer and employee to communicate what the employee has accomplished and areas that may need development. With the reviews, nannies are provided an opportunity […]

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Is My Nanny an At-Will Employee?

By A New England Nanny 4 0

Yes, nannies are at-will employees. In every U.S. state except Montana, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning either the employer or the employee can legally terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. The employer has not guaranteed employment for a period of time, and the […]

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Can You Manage Your Nanny’s Off Duty Behavior?

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Let’s say a family friend saw your nanny at a social event, and they told you your nanny was engaged in questionable behavior (drinking, foul language, etc.). Managing your nanny’s off duty behavior may be a concern. Can you tell your employee how to behave when they’re not on the clock? How much influence do you have? While employers […]

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Political Discussions with Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 5 0

One of the things some household employers struggle with is the idea that their home is a workplace when their nanny or other employee is on the clock. Because the home is a casual environment and not separate from where the family lives, it’s hard to draw the line between home and work when an […]

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Another National Nanny Training Day Success!

By A New England Nanny 6 0

We had another fantastic event this past Saturday for National Nanny Training Day! It was our highest-attended event yet. Everyone enjoyed our speakers Michelle McNabb, Christina Nazarenus, and . Your presentations were very informative and engaging, thank you so much for coming! Thanks as always to Nikki Sementa for performing the CPR training and certification […]

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Saying Goodbye to Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 7 0

All good things, and possibly some bad things, must come to an end. One of the most difficult aspects of being an employer is to face the end of an employee relationship, whether terminating an employee or dealing with a resignation. There are certain ways to handle the end of a relationship, which should be […]

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Nannies and Nut Allergies

By A New England Nanny 8 0

If you are the parent of a child with a nut allergy, you may be wary of having a nanny or other caregiver in charge when you are not there to ensure your child’s safety. This is a common concern, but one that can easily be addressed and handled professionally, allowing you to maintain peace […]

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