Employer / employee relationships
Last week we asked you "What do you wish parents knew about your job?" and you had so many great answers! This week our question is: What are your favorite activities to do on the first day with a new family?
Know what's fair to expect from a babysitter -- and what's not. From Mary Poppins to Supernanny, parents have seen a few too many miracle-working child caregivers to be 100 percent sure what to expect from an everyday babysitter. And sitters want to do a great job caring for... more
If your nanny drives your kids around, learn how to handle car expenses. When you hire a nanny, there are lots of details to work out. For example, driving expenses. Does your nanny drive your kids to school, play dates or activities? Does she run errands for you? If your... more
Installing a hidden camera in your home? Not so fast. Be sure you know all the facts and nanny cam laws before you press record. Nanny cameras, commonly referred to as nanny cams, have gained significant recognition and caused more than a few eyebrow raises in the last few years... more
If I am looking to hire someone for temporary help only—a one-time period, 16 hours a week (two 8-hour days), for a 16 week period—while I work from home, would that fall under "babysitter" or "part-time nanny"?
In the past month 3 separate people searching for care have told me they were VERY interested and I met one, I even went out of my way to tell her all the extra things I would help with, I was very flexible and she seemed %100 ON BOARD with using... more
Use this helpful checklist to help you and your nanny get through the day. Congratulations: you have a new nanny! Finding someone whose personality meshes with your family's is no easy task. You've done all the hard stuff, including background checks and negotiating pay. You've also probably... more