This help centre article has been written for the Koru Kids nanny service

It's important to manage expectations on both sides from an early stage.  We want all of our after school arrangements to succeed! So here are the key points that should be covered at the first meeting:

Get to know each other:

  • Have a read of their profile again and ask some questions about their interests. This helps to get the conversation going and makes the nanny feel more comfortable

  • It's good to talk about homework. Especially if there is a routine you want them to follow or specific areas they should focus on with the kids

  • Our nannies always have lots of ideas for fun activities. It's good to discuss their ideas and see which ones the kids would enjoy most

  • It's useful to run though the routine and schedule again, including any activities or clubs the kids regularly attend

  • Our nannies are all available in term time — if you need help in the holidays it's good to have a chat about this. Don't worry if they aren't available – let us know and we'll try to find another nanny who can cover them for you

  • Let the nanny know if you'd like them to help with babysitting or any ad hoc activities outside of their regular hours e.g. helping at school events or batch cooking. Don't worry we'll take care of all the admin for this and your nanny will report these hours at the end of each month as normal

  • Discuss any potential for change in the nanny's university timetable

  • Discuss your expectations of the role — would you sometimes expect them to stay a bit longer if needed? Are they happy to do some washing, tidying…?

  • How you do things e.g. foods/treats, screen time, discipline, routine

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