ShaNell was a great employee because she flexible to my varying work schedule and my kids loved being with her. - Clarise
She is very compassionate, and personable. I never felt for one second like she did not do her job to the fullest. She is definitely the best at what she does and I’d recommend her to anyone. - Monay
Nesha is an awesome caregiver, my children loved having her around. She not only cared for my children, she would help with other things around our home, and she would help me with the girls hair during my busy work weeks. - Latricia
What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Alaska?
As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.
How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?
To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Alaska’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.
Questions to ask prospective Alaska Nannies: