Nanny Relationship Advice

Tips and advice for creating a happy and healthy Nanny relationship

 

Changing Your Nanny's Job Description

It's inevitable that your childcare needs will change as your kids grow older or work schedules change. But what can you do to still keep your nanny? According to PSP Nanny Survey Data, only 12% of nannies transition into the afterschool pick up. Here are some words of wisdom from PSP members who have changed their nanny's job description over time.

 

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The PSP Guide To Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter: Step 4: HOW can we seal the deal?

This section talks you through making a final decision, final offer, and orienting your new nanny.

 

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The PSP Guide To Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter: Step 5: HOW can I make this a great working relationship?

Learn about doing doing due diligence and the precautions you need to take - both before you hire and on the job.

 

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Firing Your Nanny

This article talks through the ins and outs of what you need to know and the steps you need to take for terminating your caregiver.

 

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What to Pay Your Nanny Overnight

 

This article looks at what PSP members pay their nanny when they need childcare overnight. You will find what members revealed in the most recent Nanny Survey (2015) and shared across our groups.

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FAQs about the Nanny Relationship

Frequently asked questions about the nanny relationship, answered.

 

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Separation Anxiety with Baby: Adjusting to Nanny

Working moms talk about how their baby adjusted to nanny and overcoming baby’s separation anxiety.

 

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Transitioning from a Nanny to School/ Preschool/ Daycare

 Transitioning from a Nanny to School/Daycare is a frequently talked about issue with our members.  This article summarizes the advice and multiple perspectives of parents who dealt with this change. Some kept their Nanny on in a combination babysitter/ housekeeper role while others decided to do extended daycare, a Nanny share or have a small army of sitters on call.   Each experience should hopefully illuminate what option you think is best for you and your family.

 

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Park Slope Parents and Nannies- Making the Relationship Great!

More than anything Park Slope Parents wants to help those who employ nannies to develop and maintain positive relationships with their nannies. To that end we're re-posting an abridged version of some of the information that we have on the PSP website about communication, compensation, respect, and appreciation that will help you build a strong relationship that begins and ends well.

 

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Nanny and Paid Vacation

 

This question comes up freqquently on Park Slope Parents: "When we hired our nanny we told her that she would get 2 weeks paid vacation. It now turns out she may get around 5 weeks as we will be away for a lot of the summer. How have folks dealt with the situation?"

 

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What to do About a Nanny who is Late

Love and adore your nanny, but hate that she's late? PSP members debate this dilemma.

 

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Unanticipated "Time Off": What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Fair

Wondering what to do when there is unanticipated "time off" and you find yourself *not really* needing your nanny to come in?

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Nanny Perks: Working Out While on the Job

A PSP member's nanny asked if she could go to the gym while she was working. Members discuss the pros and cons of giving a nanny this perk.

 

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Maternity Leave for a Nanny: What to do when your nanny is pregnant

Wondering what to expect your nanny is expecting? What do you do when your nanny is pregnant? How do you manage maternity leave? Or what if she wants to bring her baby to work? PSP members share how they handled their caregiver expecting their own little one.

 

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Nanny and Foul Weather Days: What is the Right Thing To Do?

Hurricanes, blizzards, and foul weather forecasts: oh my! Bad weather can wreak havoc: transport halts, schools close, and work schedules get rearranged. What happens to your nanny? Maybe you don’t need your nanny to come in anymore, or your nanny can’t get to work because the subway stopped or their own, personal childcare needs fall through. Do you pay your nanny for the day off? Or do you not pay? Here PSP members share their experiences. Includes advice about what to do when it's a part-time nanny too.

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Nanny Raises and More

Wondering when you should give your nanny more money?

 

 

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