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What is the difference between au pairs and nannies?

What is the difference between au pairs and nannies?

Nanny is an employee: An au pair is a young person who comes to the us on a specific program through the state department. That young person is subject to very specific rules for how they can work and what else they must do that are regulated by the type of visa granted by the state department. A nanny is an employee of you and duties/wage/hours are specifically negotiated between the two of you without regulation. ...Read more

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What are the differences between daycare and hiring a nanny?

Nanny only has your: ...Children to take care of, while day care has those from other families. Whatever infection older children bring to their homes, younger siblings can get, and bring to day care to share with your children. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to train my nanny?

What do I need to do to train my nanny?

A few "shadow days": Have your nanny follow you through your daily routine a few days in a row. Make sure you take some time to let her do the routine herself while you are observing so that you feel comfortable she is prepared to care for your baby when she is alone. Show her how to do things the way you feel work well for your little one. Then, returning to work won't be quite so difficult! ...Read more

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Nanny has scabies. What are the chances of me being infected?

Nanny has scabies. What are the chances of me being infected?

Significant: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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How do you find a good nanny?

NANNY: You have to know the background of the nanny. Sometimes good recommendations from family and friends work. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for my nanny to be a u.S. Resident?

No: This could be a tricky question that the federal eeoc would be happy to answer for you. However, a nanny could be here on a work visa, or an au pair from another country looking for an experience here in the United States. The essential thing is that they should be here legally to avoid future trouble. However, you need to make sure that your nanny is somebody you trust to leave children with. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to become too attached to her nanny?

Is it possible for my baby to become too attached to her nanny?

No: Attachment is a good thing. It will be easier to transfer secure attachment to you, the parent, than try to achieve it when the child never knew it. ...Read more

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Must a nanny read to your child, ask questions about what she read?

See below: I am not sure why you would not want your nanny to read to your child. Reading to and with our children is one of the best things we can do. And as far as questions, what is the harm? ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby is always more attached to her nanny than to me?

Be patient: Babies will frequently go through a period where they are attached to one parent (or the nanny) over another. It passes. Just keep showing her that you love her. It's not personal! ...Read more