November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the work and support that caregivers give their families. The month was officially recognized in the late 90s by President Clinton. Since then, each president has issued an annual proclamation honoring family caregivers in November.
Having adequate health care options is important for everyone, especially for people who work as caregivers. As a nanny, you work with and around children in their home. You also probably come in contact with a child’s friends, other family members, and different public environments with many kids like schools, playgrounds, museums, or libraries. That means germs — a lot of them.
Having a strong relationship with your “family” can be one of the best parts of being a nanny. When the parents and children consider you one of their own, it can feel incredibly gratifying. And when you’ve formed a good professional relationship with your employer, you may even be asked to come along on their vacation to help watch the children.
Are you ready for the new school year? As a nanny in Chicago, you may have to help your mom boss prepare the kids to return to school. Or in some cases, your kiddos may be starting school for the very first time. We have some tips on preparing kids to go back to school in Chicago, including first day of school advice and some of the best back-to-school shopping spots in the city.
Working as a nanny is stressful. The hours are long and sometimes erratic, your tasks are mentally and physically demanding, and you’re often doing it all on your own. In any job, a healthy work-life balance is important, but actually achieving that balance can be tough, especially for nannies. Dealing with and preventing nanny burnout might seem like an impossible feat if you’re already feeling it, but we’re here to help. Here are a few ways that Chicago nannies can prevent burnout, so they can take care of themselves and others.
Wondering how to make the most of summertime in Chicago with your nanny charges? There are so many kid-friendly (and budget-friendly) activities nannies and kids can enjoy in and around Chicago. This summer, be sure to check these things off your bucket list!
Looking for sweet gift ideas for your mom boss for this Mother’s Day? Everyone loves a box of decadent chocolates or a pretty bouquet of flowers. If you want a unique gift to show your appreciation, we’ve got you covered with more gift ideas below.
Before deciding on a nanny job in Chicago, there are a few important factors to consider that will help you find the right family. First of all, it’s very important that you feel comfortable with a prospective family and their home. But don’t forget to look at details like job expectations, commute, pay, and a few other things before you interview or sign a nanny contract!
Caring for kids and maintaining a healthy relationship with their parents can leave little time for self-care. As a nanny, it’s easy to have days when you feel overwhelmed or stuck. We’ve got you covered. When you need a little support from other nannies or ideas for activities in Chicago, check out this list of online resources for inspiration.
Chicago is a wonderful nanny-friendly city. There are plenty of families in every neighborhood and tons of kid-friendly activities that nannies can enjoy with their charges. If you’re on the hunt for a new family in Chicago, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the process. That’s why we’re sharing a few tips to help prepare you before you start your next job hunt!
1. Make sure your resume is up-to-date
Some nannies may not revise their resume very often, especially if they’re employed by a family for a long time. And that’s okay!
To update your resume, be sure to: