CREATE A Family preferences WORKSHEET
In addition to the Family-Caregiver Agreement, we suggest creating a worksheet to help your nanny become adjusted as quickly as possible to your family's unique needs and preferences.
Review each section below and create a worksheet that you can print and share with your nanny in the first week of service if possible.
Feeding schedule, food allergies to be aware of; approved table foods (e.g. fruits, crackers); portion sizes; preparation instructions
BATHING & DRESSING
Bathing schedule (when & how often); preferred products; specific safety procedures; preferred clothing items
What time(s) & how long to nap; established routines for putting baby down (e.g. reading a favorite story)
PLAY DATES, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES
Contact info, location & other specifics on existing playmates & playgroups. Include info on local library programs, preferred parks and playgrounds, weekly classes and managing transportation back & forth.
CREATIVE PLAY/LEARNING DEVELOPMENT
Specific on games, books and preferred learning activities nanny should be aware of and continue in your absence. For babies, “tummy time” how often & how long
Preferences re: tidying up/organizing child’s room & play area; Laundry preferences (preferred products for laundry and cleaning child toys?) other household cleaning responsibilities
FAMILY POLICY ON “SCREEN TIME”
Which devices are allowed for children? When and for how long? (Pediatricians currently recommend no screen time for children 2 years and younger)
FOR FAMILIES WITH BABIES
Product preferences (diapers, lotions, creams, etc.); hand washing policy before & after diaper change; storage & preparation of breast milk or formula before feeding; preferred approach to bottle feeding; method for taking baby’s temperature
MOBILE PHONE USE
Permitted times/duration to use cell phone when nanny is not supervising and caring for baby
Contact information for nanny to keep on hand in case of emergency.
OTHER MEDICAL SPECIALIST
Medical Specialty: please specify
- School Name:
- Grade Level:
- Teacher Name:
- Main Line:
- Sick Line:
EMERGENCY/EVACUATION MEET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
Who to call and where to meet in the event family separated during emergency
Please email or call us (6436-599-2645) with any questions.