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Daily Log for Nannies

October 11, 2013 Nanny Background Checks, Resources, Tip Sheets, Uncategorized

Does your Nanny keep a daily log for you?  As busy parents a daily log is often a great tool.  You are away all day and you need a summary of what your child’s day was like.  Did he eat well?  Sleep well?  How was he feeling? Did he fall down, bump his head? What activities did your nanny do with your child?  A written log allows your nanny to track  information through the day so she does not forget to relay anything to you.  The Nanny should share any unique experience your child had that day, or reactions to any new experience.  The log is a means for you to write down any special details that need attention that day.  The nanny should provide on the log the things that she completed that you asked her to do, any repairs she notifies throughout the house, or with a toy.  A verbal exchange prior to you leaving in the morning and when you get home at night is also a necessity to give a summary of things to prepare for in the day, how the children slept overnight, and at the end of the day the nanny has an opportunity to summarize the day for you verbally which has more emotion than the log.

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