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Nanny 101: Ace your first day with this checklist!

Uncover the checklist every nanny needs before starting a new job.

Ever wondered why some nannies seem to struggle during their first few weeks on a job? The answer often lies in the lack of proper training and preparation. Today, we’re going to reveal the ultimate checklist that will help you ask all the right questions before you start your first day on a new job.

In this blog:
– The importance of communication in a nanny job
– Understanding house rules
– Health and safety tips for nannies
– How to use household appliances
– The significance of a daily routine
– Transportation rules and guidelines

**The Power of Communication**

Communication is the key to a successful nanny job. But it’s not just about weekly meetings. It’s about daily communication. Who should you be texting during the day? Should you send pictures all day long or just contact in case of an emergency? Knowing these details upfront can save you a lot of trouble.

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

**House Rules 101**

Every household is different. What’s okay in one household might not be okay in another. You need to understand the house rules regarding screen time, playdates, and more. Remember, it’s easier to ask these questions upfront than to find out the hard way.

**Health and Safety Tips**

On your first day of work, you want an emergency contact list, the location of a spare key, and the alarm code. These are basic things that can make a huge difference in case of an emergency.

**Mastering Household Appliances**

Knowing how to use the appliances in the house is crucial. From fancy ovens to high-end strollers, you want to be knowledgeable about the equipment in the house before the parents leave.

**The Daily Routine**

You’re not a mind reader, so you need to know the children’s daily routine. Are you in charge of bath time, meal time, nap time? Where should the children do their crafts? The more you know, the better.

**Transportation Rules and Guidelines**

Will you be using their car or your car? Are you allowed to take children on transit? Are the children allowed to eat in the car? Understanding these transportation rules can make your job a lot easier.

What will this change for you? With this checklist, you’ll be better prepared and more confident when you start a new nanny job. You’ll know what to expect and what’s expected of you, ensuring a successful start.

Happy Nannying!

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