10 Top Tips that all new Nannies should know

July 11, 2017

Here are 10 top tips for new nannies;

If you are starting a new nanny role it can be daunting, but it is an exciting job to have.

1). Always be professional – 

This is a top priority. You should always conduct yourself in a professional way when at work. To maintain professionalism avoid: using your mobile phone, gossiping whilst at work, and always respect your employer.

2).  Maintain a positive attitude –

Everyone has down days, including nannies. That being said, you should not let it affect or interfere with your work. At the end of the day, you are the employee and are employed to do a job.

3). Learn how to communicate with your employer –

Communication is key! Especially for a nanny. You should always make sure you are communicating to your employer about the children you are taking care of. You need to make them aware of anything that has happened during the day that you think they have a right to know. Having a nanny diary on hand is a great resource. This enables you to write down any key information or notes about the day. It can be hard to remember the days events especially if you are caring for more than one child. Having a nanny diary on hand can take away some of this pressure.

You should also try to build up a good relationship with your employer so you are able to communicate worries or concerns that you have. You should feel that you can take to your employer about everything you need to regarding your job.

4). Know that is it okay to say ‘no’ –

Occasionally you may find yourself needing to say ‘no’. This is allowed in certain aspects. You may feel like you are letting your employer or someone down. Along as you have a good reason for saying no, you have nothing to feel guilty about. This is also why it is good to be in constant communication with your employer. It is always advisable to give as much notice as possible if you are able to.

5). Respect everyone and everything –

Nannies, when working in your employers house it is always important to respect their property and household objects. This is also true of anyone that enters the house.

6). Always be helpful, go that extra mile –

A great way show your employer that you are a good nanny is to always try and go that extra mile. Always clean up after yourself, make sure you complete all your duties to the best of your ability and always maintain a positive attitude.

7). Maintain personal hygiene and your personal appearance –

When working, always ensure you are maintain a good standard of personal hygiene. Be conscientious of the environment you are working in. The way you look is important and you want to give your employer a good impression. It is always a good idea to style your hair in an appropriate way, keeps nails short and makeup professional. Some employers are very particular about the way their nanny looks. You should respect this and follow there requests, after all you are a role model to the children.

8). Be proactive and adventurous –

This is always really important especially if you are looking after children during a school holiday. You are going to be required to keep your nanny children entertained, but don’t blow the budget!

9). Have a good relationship with your nanny children & employer –

This should be at the top of your list. Having a good relationship with your nanny children and employer will reflect in the work you do. It may take time to build up a relationship, but it should be a priority. It may take longer to build up a bond with some children.

10). Be tactile when it comes to discipline –

There may come a point when you will have to discipline your nanny children. This is one of the hardest parts of the job as you want you maintain a good relationship with your nanny children but it is a necessary part of the job. You should always try to be tactile about this. It is always a good idea to know what the parents methods of discipline are and then to coordinate them with yours.

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Posted by Charlotte Hudson, PA to the Director | Filed Under Quick Nanny Top Tips, Top Tips for Nannies