Suggested Guidelines for parents and Nannies
Tibetan Care recommends that parents and nannies read and discuss the below information on Emergency Preparedness.
Please read the below and feel free to email us with any questions.
New York State Office of Emergency Management Emergency Plan
We recommend that parents review and complete the Ready New York: My Emergency Plan form and then discuss each section with your nanny and children.
The completed plan will provide your nanny with important information she needs to keep your children safe.
See this blog post for a suggestion on how to make the planning process fun for you and your kids.
We recommend that nannies and employers both register for Notify NYC, a free text and email messaging service that will alert you to emergencies and school closures.
Help Children Prepare for an Emergency
Your Nanny Should Know:
- where the family is supposed to meet if a disaster occurs (the completed family Emergency Plan should list two locations -- one near the home and one in another area or state)
- how to contact the parents (office phone numbers, mobile phone numbers, work and personal email addresses)
- who should be contacted (besides the parents) in an emergency (e.g. grandparents, family friends) and how to contact them
- location and contents of the Go Bag (to be used if an immediate evacuation is required) and Emergency Kit (to be used when stuck inside the house for extended period of time).
Make Sure the Children You Care For:
- understand the different types of emergencies that may occur (natural disaster, power outage, explosion, etc.)
- understand 911 (they should know it's okay to give their address to 911 operators, even though the operator is a stranger)
- know their own phone number and address
- know their parents' work and mobile telephone numbers
- know where to meet their parents and other family members if a disaster occurs (the parents should select two locations in their Emergency Plan; one in the neighborhood and one far away, possibly out of state)
- know who to contact if they are separated from their parents and from you, the nanny
Protect the Emotions of Children during an Emergency:
- make them understand they will be safe and cared for if something does happen
- use calm reassuring language
- do not instill a sense of panic or fear
Teach Children Rules for Behavior during an Emergency
- never hide when you hear an emergency alarm
- always listen to directions
- try not to panic or run during an emergency
- always listen to your nanny
Please contact us with any questions.