What do you WISH you had discussed with your nanny upfront?

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erinn2000
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Re: What do you WISH you had discussed with your nanny upfro

Postby erinn2000 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:18 pm

Hey,
I'm a new nanny. With my first job I wish that I was given clear guide lines on what I could and couldn't spend of activities\crafts etc.

Also house rules- privacy when she can't and can't be in living areas, when its best to use the kitchen. Is all food provided? Is she allowed guests?

Lots of those questions I didn't have answered first and found weekends difficult because I wasn't really welcome in the house.
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Re: What do you WISH you had discussed with your nanny upfro

Postby MrsParsnips » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:59 am

Speaking as a nanny, its probably worth mentioning at the interview whether or not you or your partner work from home, or are likely to at some point. A lot of nannies are put off by this, personally it doesn't bother me but it does affect the childrens behaviour with parents around. My current employer works from home and my charge happily waves her off upstairs to work but in other jobs its been a complete disaster for everyone involved!
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Re: What do you WISH you had discussed with your nanny upfro

Postby IndyB » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:39 am

This is all really helpful information. Thank you parents and nannies for all your insights!