A - Class Nannies
& Caregivers Inc. have compiled a list of
do's and don'ts in having a healthy
relationship with your nanny-caregiver.
This is a key ingredient to any
relationship. Communication allows you to
express your expectations and it allows you
to hear your nanny's or caregiver's
2. Follow the contract
This is the common reason an employer and
employee relationship breaks down. A
contract is an agreement between two or more
people that is legally binding. It can be
verbal or written. The conditions that are
stated on the contract has been agreed upon
by the employer and employee before the
employment started. Any changes by the
employer and/or the employee must be in
writing with notice. For example, if an
employer agrees to be home at 6:00 pm it
would be best to comply with agreement. If
the employer will be late, advise your
employee of the situation.
3. Be considerate
If the nanny or caregiver has provided the
employer with many favors, please be
considerate to acknowledge these favors and
provide them with bonuses or gifts to
appreciate their hard work.
4. Treat your nanny or caregiver with
Your nanny or caregiver is not a punching
bag or a stress ball that would absorb your
stress whenever you had a bad day at work.
Shouting at the nanny or caregiver does not
help to address a situation. If the employer
is not happy with the performance of the
nanny or the caregiver, explain the
inefficiencies in a respectful manner.
5. Thank you
A simple thank you does not cost an employer
anything but it goes a long way.
6. Show appreciation
Whenever your nanny or caregiver have done
extra things, show your appreciation. If the
children has been sick and the nanny worked
very hard to provide the extra care for the
children, show your appreciation for a job
7. Do not underpay your nanny-caregiver
It is never good to be underpaid, if your
nanny or caregiver worked more hours than
the normal work schedule, compensate them
properly. Remember if your boss underpays
you too, you would not like it.
8. Issue necessary documents to your nanny
or caregiver promptly
Every year it is an employer responsibility
to issue a T4 to his or her employee, be
punctual in providing this document to your
nanny or caregiver. Click the link to view
the T4 Statement of Remuneration.
Many employers do not provide pay stubs to
their nanny or caregiver, make it a practice
to provide this document every month. We
have sample pay stub that you may use to
provide your nanny or caregiver.
It is the employer's responsibility to issue
a Record of Employment upon termination of
employment. You must issue your nanny or
caregiver a Record of Employment
immediately. Click the link to view the
Record of Employment Order Form.
It is very important to document every
thing. Just in case there is a complaint or
an assessment, you can provide proof.
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