Always communicate with your nanny. If there is an issue, don’t wait. Have an open, honest conversation and tell her what is bothering you.

If she’s not getting enough done or isn’t engaging the child as much as you’d like, make the nanny a list of things you’d like done by the end of each day. Be sure that before the nanny start, you go over what’s acceptable and not acceptable in your household.

  • Nanny is late often.
  • Nanny is getting driving tickets or gets a DUI.
  • Nanny asks to be paid in advance.
  • Nanny calls in sick a lot.
  • Nanny keeps asking for more and more things to her advantage. (i.e. getting off early)
  • Nanny doesn’t clean up after herself or the children
  • Nanny is lethargic and sits in front of the TV too much
  • Nanny is not watching the child well enough
  • Nanny is not feeding the child healthy food.
  • Nanny is on the phone or computer 24/7
  • Nanny is doing her homework all day and not watching the children.
  • Nanny is in a bad mood everyday.
  • Nanny keeps asking for raises and the slogan "We put care in finding a nanny" are registered trademarks does not employ any caregiver ( nanny, babysitter, newborn specialist, elderly caregiver or housekeeper ) listed on our site and accepts no responsibility for provider's (client, family, user, parent) selection of a caregiver, or for any caregiver's conduct or performance. Provider is ultimately responsible for selecting a caregiver and for complying with all applicable laws that may apply when employing a household employee. Provider is fully responsible for their caregiver selection, checking references, interviewing and screening applicants and interpreting the background check results.'s screening services and background checks are not a substitution for a provider doing their own thorough screening. Caregivers should never be hired on the spot or without being interviewed in-person first. Our site provides an abundance of helpful tools, articles and resources to help families make smart, safe hiring decisions.