I hope everyone is enjoying nicer weather! I absolutely love the spring and summer. I definitely love being outdoors with children, and I also love to snuggle up with a few books indoors.
When your thinking of a place to go to with children consider the zoo, or your public library. Talk about educational and fun all wrapped up in one!
The Zoo is always changing and keeps us all falling in love with the animals. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE ZOO!!!!!
Here is a wonderful book, and craft idea created by Nanny Nicole with her chargers. What a way to tie in the zoo trip with a story and craft!
The second place I wanted to talk more about is the free classes offered for babies, and children at the library! Watching a baby, or child come alive and grow at story time is phenomenal!!!
I frequent several libraries in my city because they all have something very special about them!
The world is yours at the library!! Visit one today!! Let me know where you like to take your children? Please leave a comment or subscribe below!! Enjoy the sunshine anytime you can! Gracias! Special Thanks to Nanny Nicole for the elephant pic, and the zoo craft!
Thank you for following this journey on creating positive bonds between Families and Nannies! I am very passionate on this topic, and it all boils down to one thing for me. CHILDCARE! The reason for the relationship in the first place. Childcare along with developmentally appropriate practice will be a challenge in itself. The relationship between the adults should begin on a good note. Clear communication, and understanding of expectations will keep the relationship in tack.
Once, the family and nanny choose to work together the next business at hand, or usually question is do we need a contract? In short “No.” Having paperwork in place is totally up to the family and their potential nanny. I know many families and nannies that feel like its unnecessary to have one. There is no right, or wrong answer to this….just preference.
I on the other hand need to enter a work relationship with one, and cannot operate without one. I like to call it a Nanny and Family Agreement.
This form just explains the expectations from both parties, and that it may be revisited for revision. As long as both parties are comfortable with the terms this works pretty good. Transparency before entering in an agreement, discussions during the relationship, and talks on changes, can lead to a positive relationship throughout the work experience together. I like to have this agreement in place prior to our first day working together.
I would love to hear comments on your experiences working with, or without a contract and what your thoughts are. Please post your comments, or subscribe below! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! Gracias.
I wanted to chat about a few tips on how to find your ideal family! First, you need to ask yourself a few questions about the type of nanny services you are willing to offer.
- How many children are you comfortable with handling?
- What type of schedule are you looking for?
- What errands are you good with?
- Would you consider traveling with the family?
These are just a few examples of what nannies should think about prior to committing to a position. (The last thing you want is to find out you will be traveling four times a year, and it’s not something you really want to do.) This example would definitely put everyone in an uncomfortable position, and will effect the relationship adversely.
Next, you want to have your experiences, references, and training presented in an organized way such as a resume, or portfolio. During your interview you’ll want to have your questions written down so you could get a clear picture of what the position entails. Between what your looking for, and what your answers are from your questions you would get a sense if this position is a good fit for you.
Today there are so many ways to find a family. Word of mouth, other nannies, local agencies. Online tools such as Care.com, and Nanny4Hire are good places to check out. Try to interview with as many families as possible so you can compare each position and compensation plans. I hope this helps a little. Please post your question, comments, or subscribe below! Gracias!