When is a Child Too Sick for a Nanny?

child too sick for a nannyOne of the worst feelings a parent can have is when their child is sick, especially when the child is too young to communicate exactly how they’re feeling, where it hurts, etc. Needing child care can complicate things when a child is ill. Parents often don’t like to leave their children when they’re not feeling well, but sometimes they simply can’t stay home. Certain illnesses are contagious, however, and so exposing a caregiver to a contagious child can become an issue. So when is a child too sick for a nanny?

A New England Nanny will provide nannies or babysitters to mildly ill children. “Mildly ill” is interpreted to mean the child:

  • does not have an excessively high fever
  • has preferably been to a doctor
  • is recuperating from an illness such as: cold, ear infection, fever, minor injury, pink eye*, strep throat*, tonsillitis, or intestinal disorder.

*For contagious illnesses that are treatable with medication, the child must be on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours.

For contagious illnesses that are not treated with medication, A New England Nanny has the right to refuse care due to the possibility of spreading the illness to the caregiver, who in turn could spread the illness to other homes/children they may work with. These illnesses include:

  • stomach flu
  • hand-foot-and-mouth disease
  • chicken pox
  • measles
  • mumps, and others

These are conditions that may warrant care being refused. A caregiver has the right to refuse to stay, if upon arrival, conditions are different that were initially described to the agency’s representatives.

Please contact us at (518) 348-0400 if you have any questions.

July Nanny of the Month!

july nanny of the monthIt’s time again to recognize a member of the A New England Nanny team that has WOWed our clients!

This staff member has only been with us less than a year, but in that time has proven to be a real team player. She is being recognized for:

  1. Providing excellent care, based on client feedback
  2. Working without hesitation when available.
  3. Keeping her schedule current and correct
  4. Her superb communication with the agency, always following up in a timely fashion when contacted

For these reasons, Kyra has been named our July Nanny of the Month! Thank you Kyra for positively representing A New England Nanny and being an integral part of the team. We appreciate all you do for our families.

We are very pleased and lucky to have Kyra on board as part of our staff.  She will be awarded a $50 Visa gift card and our many thanks for being a positive representation of the agency.

Do you need a Kyra for your family? Call us at (518) 348-0400 and let us know how we can help.

Capital Region Wedding and Event Child Care

capital region wedding child careWhether you’re hosting or attending a conference, meeting, wedding, or corporate party in the Capital Region, A New England Nanny’s professional team is skilled at expertly addressing the individual child care needs of each event, allowing you and your staff the freedom to focus on other things.

Weddings

When it comes to weddings, one issue that may arise is whether or not children should be invited. While some couples may wish to avoid any screaming tantrums or general disruptiveness that young children may provide, they also know that friends or family members may find it difficult to attend the wedding if they cannot bring their kids. This can make for an awkward and uncomfortable situation.

With A New England Nanny, the happy couple doesn’t have to make that choice! We work with wedding planners, brides, and hotels to ensure that their child care is covered by our experts. Now you can let your guests bring their children to your wedding, comfortable in the knowledge that they are being well-cared for away from your ceremony.

Conferences and Events

Choosing A New England Nanny to manage an event’s child care needs ensures a safe and fun time for the children, as well as a seamless, worry-free experience for you, your staff, and your clientele.

Providing services to groups of any size, A New England Nanny takes great pride in the high-level of service that we can offer you and your clients, including staffing, pre-planning and coordination, scheduling and vendor negotiation as needed, as well as managing on-site representatives.

Our phenomenal team of qualified Child Care Professionals and experienced Event Coordinators work to ensure an enjoyable experience for all children and their parents.

Our Conference & Event Child Care Coordinators expertly manage:

  • All Planning & Staffing
  • Family & Child Registration
  • Activities and/or Kid’s Camp
  • And Much More…

A New England Nanny creates age-appropriate programs designed to meet your clients’ specific needs. We are experienced in coordinating everything from simple events that utilize favorite games and activities, to more elaborate events that incorporate bounce houses, live entertainment, and more.

Interested in meeting with our knowledgeable Conference & Event Coordinators? Call (518) 348-0400.