- Be specific about the job responsibilities.
- Always pay your nanny on time and at the rate that was mutually agreed upon.
- Make sure your children respect your nanny.
- Always work hand-in-hand with your nanny with regards to your children‘s development and anything new that you might be trying to avoid confusion and to ensure.
- Return home on time or call ahead if you know you will be late.
- Try to be home about 15 minutes early so your nanny can not only handover but also discuss her day with you with important information pertaining to your children.
- Give your nanny plenty of notice if you need to change the current arrangements.
- Offer positive feedback and discuss the things you don’t like.
- Children bonding with the nanny is very common, so don't let that bother you.
- If a problem or situation arises, communicate in an open manner with the nanny to resolve the issue, rather than being aggressive or completely passive about it.
- It‘s not very nice to compare your current nanny to a previous one, as that can come across as being rude.
- Making amendments or changes without informing / discussing them in detail with the nanny can affect its success and also seem condescending to the nanny.