You may be your nanny’s first boss, or you may be her last boss. She might be 18 or 85. Whatever her age or yours, it is not always easy to give feedback to someone. Bosses are supposed to make better employees. So with the best intentions of making it a happy working environment, take the time to make sure everyone is on the same page. After having many different formulas of evaluating people in close quarters, we have landed on Stop, Start, Continue. It is gentle yet straight forward.
I would like for you to stop being five minutes late or being on your cell phone a lot.
I would love for you to use my sweet smelling counter spray.
Please continue to play all the wonderful games that you have been playing and loving my children like you have been.
Then give the nanny a chance to evaluate you as well. Open lines of communication make everyone feel valued.