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📝 Do you use written agreements with your families? Why or why not? 📝

Last week we asked you "During an interview, what questions do you always ask families, to make sure they will be a good match? " We had a record number of answers! This week our question is from Sydnee C:   Do you use written agreements with your families?  Why or why not? 


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Red Flags from Parents?

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What every nanny needs to know about nanny shares

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations.   The percentage of families seeking a nanny share jumped... more

How much should you charge for your child care services?

You’ve had a successful interview for a new nanny position. You like the family, and the family likes you. Now it’s time to answer their next question: “What do you charge for your nanny services?” According to the 2018 Care.com survey, the average nanny makes about $580 a... more

What every nanny needs to know about taxes and payroll

You finally landed a great nanny job. You get to bond with a new family, plan lots of playtime and, oh yeah, collect a paycheck, too! We all love payday, but it’s also good to know before your first paycheck arrives what you can expect to see when it comes... more

The nanny checklist: What to ask before your 1st day on a job

As the oldest sister of five and an elementary education major, being a nanny seemed like the most likely job for my skill set. I thought I knew all there was to know about taking care of children, but I was actually limited to just knowing about taking care of... more

Here's Why You Need a Babysitter Contract and What to Include

Settling on a written agreement helps to formalize the babysitter-employer relationship, and to make all parties feel clear about each other's expectations. Even if your babysitter only watches your children occasionally, a contract or written agreement can serve as a tool to get you both on the same page, as... more

Rules to discuss when hiring a new nanny

  An important part of a creating a nanny contract is figuring out the house rules and what rules your nanny should follow when caring for your children. Below is a sample to get you started. Personalize it based on your own needs and child care beliefs. Use these rules... more