Hi everyone! Laura from Nanny Parent Connection back with my next video.
Many children head back to school next month. Summertime can be very busy for families with camps, travel, and other activities. Nannies can play an important role in helping families ease into the school year while minimizing stress by taking things off of the family’s back to school “to do” list.
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Hi everyone, Laura from Nanny Parent Connection here.
Many children head back to school next month.
Summer time is, of course, really busy with camps, travel, and other activities for families.
Nannies can play an important role in helping families to ease back into the school year while minimizing stress by thinking of ways to help take things off of a family’s to-do list.
Nannies, here are some ways that you can help your families get ready for the upcoming school year!
You can rotate out old clothes and shoes and help to organize these things in bins for hand-me-downs or in boxes or bags for donation.
You can help with back-to-school clothes shopping by creating an online shopping cart. Perhaps the nanny child or children will also want to participate in this process.
Taking the children into the store to try on shoes for a good fit is also going to be really helpful for the nanny family.
Review school start and stop times, locations, and school calendars with your nanny family to make sure that everyone is on the same page with schedules and planned vacations.
Ensure that the nanny family has updated the school with your contact information and has listed you as an authorized pickup person at the child’s school.
You may want to ask your nanny family if they need any help planning or facilitating extracurricular activity sign-ups or carpools.
You may want to offer to take the nanny children shopping for any needed school supplies or sports equipment.
It may also be helpful to involve the child in creating a plan for school lunches.
This could include looking for ideas on Pinterest or just simply meal planning.
Discuss with the parents any role you might play in packing lunches each day or cleaning out lunch boxes at the end of the day.
You may want to have a meeting with the parents to understand how you can best provide social, academic, and other support for the child or children during the school year.
Discuss with the parents if access to online homework portals is needed and ensure that all login credentials are noted down so that you can easily access those.
You may want to put some thought into what after-school routines will be helpful for the child.
Do they need downtime, maybe a quick nap before starting on homework, or maybe they need help ensuring that their sports bags are packed and ready to go?
Discuss with your nanny family what a shared online calendar might look like if you don’t already have one set up with them.
Shared calendars can be a great way to track schedules, note down any changes, and easily check the week’s activities from anywhere.
Nannies, do you have more ways you like to support your family in the back-to-school process? Make sure to comment below with your ideas.
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