Nanny Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Nanny in Oneida:
"Limits."
Be specific about time off. Make sure you are properly compensated for overtime. Set specific limits on job duties, ie. Housework, discipline and transportation for child(ren), etc.

Nanny in Chico:
Remember they ate children. Not adults. You can learn from them as much as they learn from you.

Nanny in Littleton:
"Must love children."
Have your employer be specific of how many hours you're going to be working in a week.

Nanny in Chandler:
"Babysitting."
Have fun with the kids but remember that you are in charge. Be very patient too!

Nanny in Stamford:
"Lack of communication."
Make sure all details are very clear.

Nanny in Owasso:
"Cover your bases."
Make sure you sit down and get a nanny contract made. It will help when they start trying to add things to your duty list without asking or giving you proper compensation for what you do that is extra. Also be sure they are paying the nanny taxes otherwise you won't receive a w-2 and that can hinder you from being approved for many things.

Nanny in Spokane:
"How much time and work was required."
SpecificS and job title and priority.