258 pages. Donated 2010 May.Hiring a nanny-and getting along with her afterward-may be one of the most important things that parents do, yet many of us approach the whole business with fear and trembling, or at least a lot of questions. Even parents who may manage dozens of employees at work can be at a loss when it comes to dealing with the person who will be looking after their children.Nanny, au pair, caregiver-no matter the term, the thorny issues remain the same:How do you find someone you like and trust?Should you invite the nanny to Thanksgiving dinner?When should you raise her fee-and by how much?What should you do when the au pair is a flirt?How do you sort out the laundry and other chores?Nanny surveillance-should you spy?The Nanny Book provides real, down-to-earth solutions for almost every conceivable issue or problem. Filled with advice gleaned through interviews with families and nannies, this book will turn parents into their own experts. Other books focus almost exclusively on hiring a caregiver. The Nanny Book is the only guide that gives smart, parent-tested solutions to those sticky situations that can make or break the relationshipJamie
As a nanny I think the author really hit on some great key questions with answers that feel pretty true to what really happens. The book was honest. The pay section was outdated as I make a minimum of $20.00 an hour.