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