Keeping your nanny for the long term

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Keeping your nanny for the long term

Some tips for keeping your nanny long term is making sure you have open communication, having a regular meeting with your nanny, talking to them about their thoughts about your children, as well as anything that has come up between you as their employer and them as the nanny. These issues need to be worked out as you go so they don't build up as resentment and start up some sort of other problem. Additionally, your nanny needs to feel appreciated. You can appreciate your nanny every day in lots of ways. Verbally every day you can tell her how much you appreciate her. But then also now and then being able to provide her with a gift of some sort, whether it be a spa certificate or a surprised paid day off or even just making sure you have benefits for them. A nanny who has benefits, such as a paid holiday or a paid vacation is going to stay with a family long term because they feel more valued as a professional. They feel respected. And they have that consistency to rely on. They feel safe and secure in their job.

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Lindsay Heller, PsyD

Psychologist, The Nanny Doctor

Lindsay, known as The Nanny Doctor, has been working with families and their nannies for more than a decade. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Lindsay was a well-respected nanny for over 10 years in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Now, through her nanny consulting services, Lindsay works in conjunction with families and their agencies to provide a unique specialized service to help each family in finding the best possible match for their family. She aids, not only in the interview and hiring process, but also with the important transition of introducing a new person into the household. She stands firmly beside each of her clients throughout their journey and custom tailors a plan of action for each individual family. No nanny issue is too big or small! Her team is excited to be working with her and are happy to offer every family they work with a complimentary hour of her services!


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