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Nanny shares are becoming more and more popular with parents these days, and for good reason. They allow each parent to hire a qualified caregiver at a lower rate, they offer a built-in playmate for the kids involved and they offer great flexibility in scheduling and location.
In today’s competitive nanny market, your interviewing skills can mean the difference between landing and losing the job. Whether you’re just starting out as a nanny or you’re an experienced veteran, you can always improve how well you interview with a family. Here are some tricks of the trade that will help set you apart from your competition.
Every profession seems to have guidelines regarding proper dress; depending on the business, they may require formal business dress, business casual, uniforms, casual or some combination of the lot. Even though it may not be policy, there are certain expectations where a dress code is concerned for private, in-home childcare providers.
Because finding and securing a nanny can be such a challenge for so many parents, it’s often difficult to entertain the idea of firing one and starting the process over from scratch. You’re certain to have some disagreements or experience some bumps along the way over she course of your working relationship with your nanny.
Periodic performance evaluation are par for the course in most professions in some form or another, but isn’t always carried over to the private childcare sector. If you’re the employer of a nanny, the success of your relationship and ability to avoid disputes that lead to turnover rests largely upon your ability to clearly and respectfully communicate with one another.
You appreciate the wonderful work your nanny does. Not only does she take terrific care of your child, she also keeps your household organized and running smoothly. Plus, she’s always ready to pitch in and help whenever you need her to. She deserves a raise, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t fit into your family budget right now. So what should you do? Here are a few tips to help you work through this tough time with your nanny.
A Dozen Things to Talk About During a Nanny Interview
For both nannies and parents, the interviewing process can be an awkward one. Even parents who work in human resources and interview job candidates for a living find that interviewing nannies for positions inside of their private homes is a much different and more personal experience.
Being fired from a nanny job is always a hard. When you’re fired and asked to leave immediately, it can be devastating. Even if you recognize there are problems in the relationship and were thinking about quitting, being fired without notice can easily throw you into a tailspin. Here are some steps you can take to move forward.
Although there aren’t any specific requirements to work as a nanny, most agencies and families look for a solid foundation of education and experience. For most entry level nanny jobs, you need to have 1 to 2 years of childcare experience and basic childcare training. There are lots of different ways you can get both of those.
10 Ways to Prevent Nanny Burnout
Working as a nanny can be a stressful job, as nannies often work in isolation, take on tasks far outside the typical job description, and struggle to maintain a healthy nanny/family relationship. Burnout is common, and is harmful to both the nanny and the family she works for.
Despite the fact that millions are occasionally blighted by the home business blues, it remains one of the most untouched and un-talked-about maladies in the world. Those working from home can find themselves suffering from depression, lethargy and ultimately damaged productivity, which can lead to so many giving up altogether. If any of the above sounds familiar, consider the following ways to help bust the home business blues:
Online nanny job sites have become a popular way for nannies to find jobs and for parents to find nannies. While most of the people on those job sites are legitimately searching for an employment arrangement, there’s always the chance, no matter how slight, that a predator has slipped through the cracks and found his way into the family pool. You can protect yourself from these people by taking the following simple precautionary steps during your next nanny job search.
In successful nanny care situations, the nanny has full authority over the child while the child is in the nanny’s care. This allows for the healthy development of the child and a strong and secure bond between the child and the caregiver. However, when the parents send the message that the nanny isn’t in charge or the nanny is unsure of her role and the rules she is supposed to be implementing, the children often sense that uncertainty and challenge the nanny’s authority.