Baby Sitter Required Competencies With Family

Competencies related to interaction with parents/employers and to family dynamics:

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

• Articulate a personal philosophy of child care

• Maintain the confidentiality of the employing family

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of parents’/employer’s philosophy of child rearing and recognize the special role a nanny assumes in becoming a part of the child-rearing “team”

• Recognize the ultimate authority of parents in making decisions regarding the welfare and care of the child

• Follow instructions and directions in a timely manner