Aside from essential workers and location-specific jobs, there are a lot of people (including parents) who are working from home to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. This significantly changes how things look around the house—especially for nannies and sitters.

Blue banner with text saying "When Pre-K doesn't last all day, but their energy does" and a nanny is playing blocks with a toddler.Here’s what Jada Rashawn, experienced nanny and family consultant, thinks are the 3 things you need to succeed at your job while the parents are working from home.

  1. Establish Clear Boundaries

When everyone in the house knows where they’ll be and when, it can give you the space you need to do your job effectively without interrupting the parents.

2. Communicate Your Ideal Work Environment

Work together with the parents so that you, them, and the kids all have what you need for a great day.

3. Give Each Other Grace

Sometimes things won’t turn out perfectly, but that’s ok! Work together to improve things for the next time.


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