Tag: nanny relationship

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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What Can Families Learn from this Household Employment Survey?

By A New England Nanny 14 0

GTM Payroll Services recently conducted a survey of household employers and nannies, covering a wide range of topics, including legal pay, benefits, personal preferences, online job sites, and more. We are sharing the results of their household employment survey to help families hire and retain the best nannies and other household employees. From GTM.com: Nannies […]

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2018 APNA Conference

By A New England Nanny 13 0

Q & A with Agency Director Melissa Schoonmaker Next week, Melissa Schoonmaker, Agency Director for A New England Nanny for more than 20 years, will attend the 2018 Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) Conference in Atlanta, GA. This annual conference brings together more than 100 attendees, mainly comprised of agency owners and staff members […]

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What You Need to Know Before Getting a Nanny Cam

By A New England Nanny 14 0

While the hope is always that a family will have a great relationship with their nanny, many times that’s not the case. Tragic incidents have occurred in homes around the country involving nannies, leading some parents to want to install a hidden camera known as a “nanny cam” so they can keep an eye on […]

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Payroll and Tax FAQs from Nannies

By A New England Nanny 19 0

As a nanny or other domestic worker, you may have questions about your employment status and tax obligations. Even if it’s just a temporary placement, it’s important to understanding your (and your employer’s) responsibilities at the beginning of employment. Here are some payroll and tax FAQs from household employees. Am I an employee or an […]

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Hiring a “Mary Poppins” Nanny

By A New England Nanny 13 0

Having placed nannies for over 25 years, we can say honestly we have seen it all when it comes to families hiring in-home caregivers. When a new mom calls to find out about our agency, one thing we often hear is “Can I have a Mary Poppins nanny?” Unfortunately, wanting to hire Mary Poppins and […]

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Retaining Your Nanny: an Infographic

By A New England Nanny 10 0

Once you’ve found the perfect nanny for your family, you’ll want to do all that you can to retain your nanny. After putting a lot of time and effort into finding the right match, you’ll want to keep a good employee for as long as possible. Losing one employee and searching for a replacement is costly, […]

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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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