Congratulations! You’ve found a great nanny. And nannies congratulations on your new job! This transition can be a little stressful and nerve wrecking. Don’t worry TLC is here to help.
First, let’s review a few things you should do before starting. Prior to a nanny position starting both parties (kids included)should meet in the home. Employers should go through the house with the nanny. It is always helpful to learn as much about the position as possible.
After making sure this is a good fit you are ready to negotiate a contract. TLC For Kids requires that every nanny position have an agreed upon contract signed prior to the start date. Having a contract is great way to open the lines of communication and with a contract in hand there will be no surprises down the road.
Nannies DON’T be afraid when the family asks for you to sign the contract- look at it as your friend and ally. If the family doesn’t have a contract you should ask them to provide one.
Families DON”T think that asking the nanny to sign a contract will scare her off. A contract is the best way to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Contracts should be review periodically throughout the year. A midyear and end of the year review is recommended as well as an immediate review if circumstances change (for example the parents separate or a new arrival).
If you have any other questions on contracts or if you need a sample contract please contact our Placement Coordinator Jessica at Jessica@tlcforkids.com.
TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency for over 25 years. TLC For Kids dedicated staff is ready to assist you in finding nannies, tutor’s, newborn care specialists, sitters and more. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-725-5660.