Many children who returned to school fall will be learning from home either full- or part-time. This can be challenging for you as parents as you may also be juggling work and home life. If you employ a nanny for in-home childcare, you may be asking your caregiver to supervise your children’s online learning.
Your nanny could thrive in this new role as they likely have a built up trust with your children and have a good relationship with them. They could help your children stay focused on learning even with the distraction of home surrounding them. Your caregiver may also have professional experience in an educational setting and/or can support the social and emotional well-being of your children in these challenging times.
Virtual schooling is new for everyone – parents, children, and nannies. That’s why it’s important to set expectations and clarify responsibilities for the working relationship you have with your nanny. You may need to revise your work agreement to help ensure fairness and keep communications open.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance and Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network have developed an employer’s guide with input from nannies and domestic employers across the country to provide you with tips when having your nanny supervise online learning.
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