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.
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.
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:
Good evening readers!
Happy Sunday to all of our nannies and readers!
We will be vamping back up our Nanny Tip of the Week this week and bringing you a great topic about child development. Every child develops in a different way than the child next to them from another family. So one has to wonder, “How can we as nannies help a child develop in the healthiest way possible?” Take a look at a few bits of information from the World Health Organization we think are super helpful to consider and how we can relate it to being a great nanny!
Happy Sunday everyone!
Good evening readers!
Now that we have started a new year, we cannot fail to recognize all of the growth we have seen in all of our nannies here at Chicago Collegiate Nannies. We are so excited to have been a part of helping so many families make wonderful connections this year and we look forward to hearing many more success stories from families in the new year!