Being a nanny is both a rewarding and challenging job. It requires dedication, energy, creativity, and lots of love. A good nanny is a true blessing. So, how do you ensure that you’re an all-star nanny? Here are some tips.
#1: Be on time.
The family you work for is counting on you. Being on time shows respect for your employer and helps them know that you are reliable.
#2: Be a good communicator.
If you are running late, communicate that as soon as possible. If you’re sick, let them know with as much advance notice as you can. If you want to take a vacation, let the family know well ahead of time so they can plan accordingly for alternative childcare. Running low on diapers or formula? Let the family know so you aren’t left in a pinch.
#3: Be honest.
As the old saying goes, honesty is the best policy. Being honest and upfront with your employer builds loyalty and trust between both of you. So don’t be tempted to fib or be dishonest. If you’re caught, trust could be broken, and your job could be jeopardized. Remember, your job includes watching children, which requires incredible trust on a parent’s part. Dishonesty can wreck your job and unfortunately, is one of the most common reasons that nannies lose their positions.
#4: Positivity goes a long way.
A cheery disposition and a positive attitude is contagious. Focus on looking at the bright side of situations that arise on a day-to-day basis, rather than complaining about things you can’t control. Work on finding solutions to problems with a positive attitude. Your boss will notice your positivity and ‘can do’ attitude.
#5: Keep boundaries in mind.
Working as a nanny in someone’s home means you need to keep boundaries in mind. Being a part of someone’s home is very personal and while you love the children you work with, it is important to remember that this is your job, not your family.
Looking for a nanny position? We have a variety of families looking for a nanny to work in their home. We understand that placing a nanny in a home is a very personal decision that requires finding the right match. We take the time to listen to each family’s requirements on what they need and try to find a nanny that has the skillset that matches that. Our personalized approach is a win-win for both employer and employee.
Contact us today to learn about available nanny jobs so we can find the right placement for you right away!