Now that school is back in session, many students are already thinking about when their next break is. For parents, those breaks can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. Nannies can help alleviate the boredom that happens during school breaks. Whether it’s winter vacation, spring break, or a long Thanksgiving weekend, planning for school breaks is important. Here are some tips on how to best do that.
Hire a temporary nanny.
Did you know that there are nannies that specialize in temporary work? These nannies are available to work only short-term. They can help reinforce any skills that you or the kids want to work on while they’re out of school, or they can transport them to other activities that they plan on doing. Many of these nannies are great at coming up with unique activities, too. This helps keeps their minds and bodies active, which is a win-win for everyone.
Prepare kids for new routines.
This school year has its own normal routine. When it’s not in session, things will need to be adjusted a bit. Talk to your kids about what routines might need to be temporarily changed or adjusted and ask for their input on what can make things easier.
Give your kids responsibilities.
While the kids are out of school, it’s a great opportunity to have them catch up on household chores or give them new responsibilities around the home. Maybe this is a good time for them to deep clean their room or they can help you with a project around the house that you could use a hand with, like cleaning out the garage, or organizing closets. If you plan on having your nanny help with this or need to give her new responsibilities during this time, be sure you compensate her fairly for the adjustment in job duties.
School breaks can be restful and fun. If you do some preparation ahead of time, things will go more smoothly and everyone – nanny, kids, and parents. Need to hire a nanny to work in your home? Contact our team at Household Staffing today to find the right nanny match for your home!