This article is not about how to interview or market yourself to a potential nanny family. Instead, it is about how a nanny should interview a family to find out about potential employers. This is one of the most important things a nanny needs to do before accepting ANY nanny position. The interview for a nanny job goes both ways — while the family is interviewing and vetting the nanny, the nanny is interviewing and vetting the family at the same time. In addition to asking the parents basic questions about job expectations, compensation, or parenting style, a nanny NEEDS to inquire about the family's history with nannies. Are they good employers? Do they appreciate and respect their nannies? Are they reliable? Do they pay on time? Do they have unreasonable expectations? Are they micromanagers? Do they expect their nanny to clean up after their own messes? And most importantly, would their previous nannies recommend them and work for them again?Read More
TGIF everyone!! This feature is extra special to me because Lindsay is a close friend of mine. We randomly met at the park one day while with our nanny kids and have quickly become amazing friends. She is awesome, hard working, genuine, and a talented singer. She's new to the nanny field, but still has valuable things to say as well as some crazy stories. So, read on to learn more about her!Read More
As a nanny, I refuse to have favorites. Each child I've cared for holds a very special place in my heart, and I mean that earnestly. But, my bond with Sloane was different. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced before and unlike anything I have yet to experience again. I still remember interviewing for the job and thinking "Am I cut out for this? Can I handle the extra care Sloane needs?" Sloane's parents did an amazing job of nonchalantly mentioning the little "extras" involved in this job. So I was sold. Sloane won me over immediately.Read More
I'm happy to share another personal story with you all for this week's True Story Tuesday. This story is from the same family responsible for The Stroller. If you haven't read that one yet, go check it out because it's appallingly funny.
So, about a month into starting with this family, they sat me down for a check-in/chat. We had these talks about weekly so I was well versed and experienced with them by this point. So far they all had gone pretty well, and by pretty well I mean, I didn't "fight back" on any of their ridiculous expectations of me.Read More
Welcome to our first Featured Friday! I have received many requests to do a series like this so I figured I should listen to what my readers want, and we will give this a try! Our first feature is of an amazing nanny named Kate. How do I know she's amazing? Well, she happens to be a very close friend of mine and she kindly offered to be the "guinea pig" for this new series haha. So, read on to see what she has to say about her experience as a nanny including her best moments, her most difficult experiences, and even advice for new nannies.Read More