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!