Several years ago, when I was hiring a nanny, I found myself struggling to communicate relevant and important information with our new nanny in a clear, concise and easily understandable format. As a chartered accountant and a self-professed “control-freak”, I suffered serious anxiety over making sure that I had provided our nanny with the most comprehensive set of schedules that I could! I spoke to all the parents I could find who had already hired caregivers and polled them about what type of information was important to share with our new nanny. I drafted and re-drafted pages of schedules and data, and through this process I began to discover that there was a lot of stuff that I wanted to share. It took me a long time to figure out how to present these details clearly and concisely to our new nanny, but the result was a “family manual” of pages that our nanny often referred to so that she could familiarize herself with every aspect of life in our home.
Pretty soon other parents hiring nannies began to ask me if they could use my little homemade manual. Friends visiting our home started noticing my forms and asking for copies to share with their nannies! Parents who were using my forms began to urge me to make my forms available to other parents welcoming new nannies, babysitters, or caregivers into their homes. At first I didn’t think much of it… but then it hit me… what if I had these forms available to me back when I hired my nanny? I would have saved myself so much time and stress! And that is why I created THE NANNY TOOLBOX™ - because I knew that THE NANNY TOOLBOX™ would save other parents precious time and unnecessary stress.
As a working parent with a hectic schedule and a demanding job, I know how overwhelming it can be to hand over the care of your family to a complete stranger! You always want the best for your children, and you want to make sure that whoever is caring for them is well versed in what makes your children unique. You need to make sure that the important details that can keep your child safe, healthy and happy are made available and accessible at all times.
We live a stressful life, and what little time we have should be spent enjoying our families, not hunched over a notepad or computer struggling with spreadsheets and schedules! THE NANNY TOOLBOX™ eliminates that stress and saves you time… and who doesn’t appreciate that?