Whether you are a parent looking for the right nanny to care for your children or an applicant looking for a nanny job this Blog is the right place to find helpful information.


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Nanny Self-Introduction Letter

Dear family,
My name is Andrea Schwarz and I was born in Frankfurt, Germany on February 2nd 1982. My mother is a housewife and my father is a carpenter. My parents have three children: me, the youngest child in the family, my sister Anna is 28 years old and my brother Nick is 30 years old. I think I had a great childhood and one of the most important things for me working with children is that I haven't forgotten how I felt like when I was a child.
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What is better, Nanny or Day Care?

In today's world, where the economy demands two incomes family, many parents (especially moms) must reenter the workforce shortly after the baby is born. However, someone has to look after the baby and many are not lucky enough to live close to grandma and grandpa. Well, there are other options of course. Nanny is one, daycare center is another. Let's compare these possibilities.
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Nanny versus Au-pair Services

An au pair shall be treated as an equal part of the family, not as a servant, and shall not be required to wear a uniform. There can be misunderstandings on both sides about what this means. The usual practice is that Au pairs eat with the family most of the time, and join in some of the usual family activities such as outings and trips. However, host families normally expect to have some private time to themselves, particularly in the evenings. During this time, an Au pair might retire to his or her room to watch TV or study, or go out with friends.
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Childcare Choices - Plan what will work for your family

Choosing child care is an important and sometimes hard decision. If you go back to work, it may mean the end of the special time with your child. For some parents it may feel good, since it means that you have time to do some things for yourself again. Whether you need child care for a very small number of hours or full-time (40 hours a week), spend the time needed to find the setting that is right for you and your child.
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Parents' and Nannies' Expectations

Parents' expectations of care givers vary widely. Some expect the world; others are more realistic. As a parent, you may expect yourself to be on call twenty-four hours a day, but you cannot reasonably expect this of your employee. You may give selflessly to your children, but your caregiver (who may in fact love your kids) may also have a family of her own.
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Letter of Agreement Nanny-Employer

The letter of Agreement Nanny-Employer states the terms you negotiate with your caregiver. In this letter you may want to pinpoint the terms that suit your family and the nanny that you want to hire.
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Who's interviewing whom? Nannies interview you at the same time you're interviewing them.

A really good childcare person is someone who is in great demand; she may well be in a position to decide for herself which of several jobs she wants to take. The decision about who you're going to hire, therefore, is not entirely up to you. Nannies, like other workers, appreciate being told, where they stand. Tell an applicant how many people you're interviewing for the job, when you will make your decision, and when you'll call her back.
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