Tag: communicating with nanny

How to Handle Expense Reports for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Families hiring a nanny have many things to consider, including whether or not the nanny will be driving the kids, if she or he will be using their own car, and whether the nanny will be purchasing anything for the family such as food, art supplies, etc. Some families may give cash to the nanny […]

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When Children Age, a Nanny’s Role May Change

By A New England Nanny 29 0

As a family’s children age, the nanny’s role and responsibilities will change. Obviously when you have a young child – an infant or a toddler – the nanny will need to concentrate their time and attention on the child, attending to their physical needs and interacting with them. But as children age and become more […]

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Can You Tell Your Nanny How to Dress in Summer?

By A New England Nanny 25 0

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and that means hot weather and time spent by the pool or on the beach. The summer heat also means showing more skin and dressing much more casually, and parents may have concerns about their nanny’s attire. What can you tell your nanny about how to […]

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The Importance of Nanny Daily Reports

By A New England Nanny 29 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 15 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 10 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 14 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 14 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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