There is nothing more important to a student than their first day of school -or the first day of work to a new employee. So it follows that this would also be true for the first day of childcare with a new provider. The way you as the parents organize those first few days sets the foundation for great relationships – or can set you all up for a rough start. No pressure, right? After all the trouble you’ve gone to find your Mary Poppins, don’t let it fall apart over an easily avoidable mishap. To make it a great start, follow these tips for a smooth transition.
After all the searching and interviews, you owe it to yourself, your au pair or nanny, and most importantly your children to start things off right. Not only will you be at ease knowing that you’ve given her all she needs to be successful, but your children will feel happy, safe and secure with their new, confident nanny. A little goes a long way, so put in a little work for domestic happiness for months – or years – to come!