At KiwiOz Nanny Agency Sydney we are passionate that time spent establishing positive communication with your nanny will help ensure a healthy, long term relationship. Your induction is a great time to set the standard for open and regular discussions and feedback with your nanny.
Our top tips for a great induction:
1. Set time aside. On your first day with your new nanny, set a quiet (child free) time aside to go through all of the small details about your home and family that your nanny needs to know to do a good job.
2. Be structured. A good nanny will use a nanny folder and diary, report to you regularly on activity, plan the children's meals and activities and keep up with the household duties that need to be done. Let your nanny know it is important to you that she works professionally, and give her the tools she needs to do this. 3. Communicate. Make sure you discuss with your nanny from day one how she can communicate with you. It's a good idea to schedule a weekly chat with your nanny- try and do it when there is minimal distraction.
My Nanny Toolkit will provide you with all of the templates, checklists and tools you and your nanny will need to manage a positive, ongoing relationship.
Induction checklist Things to discuss with your nanny at induction time:
- Communication tools - Reporting tools - House rules - Important contact details - Security details (alarm systems, keys etc) - Medical details- first aid kit, local hospital, procedure - How the washing machine/ dishwasher/ oven works - Instructions for visitors and phone messages - Petty cash instructions - School runs and after school activities - Discipline procedure - Children's likes, dislikes, favourite meals, toys etc
Find thorough, easy to use templates to cover your induction at My Nanny Toolkit.