As a nanny there is so much to juggle and keep track of. Multitasking is an essential skill of all nannies. Technology can help! Since most people have smartphones with them everywhere, apps on your phone can be so helpful in staying organized and keeping track of so many moving pieces. The team at Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny has done research and we recommend these 10 helpful apps for all nannies.
Organization and Scheduling
How do you keep track of so many moving pieces? Did you remember everything you were supposed to? This app helps parents and nannies communicate and track everything. There is a messaging feature so nannies can easily communicate with the parents within the app. The app has a log for each day where nannies can share important information, general updates, and photos with parents. They are able to share information about the children’s activities, food, and naps. It has a payment and time sheet feature as well so nannies and parents can stay on the same page about hours worked and payments.
Have you ever felt disorganized or overwhelmed with all the different activities and schedules you had to juggle? This app helps keep nannies organized and allows users to create to-do lists, schedule activities, create and organize everyone’s calendar, and track household tasks. There is also an option to add tasks and chores for the children. It is a shared family calendar so the parents and the nanny can stay on the same page about everything.
Cost: Free, but requires a family to subscribe for advanced features
Have you ever needed to write down a note but did not have a pen and paper available? This app provides nannies with a notes app to quickly jot down important notes, log sleep, diapers, and feedings, and daily activities. Parents also have the ability to leave notes for the nanny within the app and also provide reminders. Parents can see the notes in real time during the day so they do not have to wonder how their children are eating and sleeping and what they are doing. Everything is saved to the cloud and synced across devices so you can all be on the same page.
When did you last feed the baby? How long did she nap? What did the baby do while you were on vacation? This app can help parents transition from being at home with their baby to going back to work. Caregivers can put parents at ease by providing detailed information about what goes on each day. It is specifically designed to track the activities, feeding, napping, and diapers for babies. It also includes a feature to track and describe medical appointments and even the baby’s mood.
Have you ever been in a pinch and couldn’t run out to get groceries? Have you been home with a sick kid and couldn’t go to the store? This app allows you to order groceries from the app. You can even create a menu within the app and choose the grocery store of your choice. Your groceries will typically be delivered to you within an hour or less. The delivery fee varies based on the order and your location. There are promotions and values for families.
Emergencies and Public Restrooms
What would you do if there was an emergency? Do you have a plan? This app is designed to help you create a simplified emergency checklist. It allows you to add the contact information for all family members. It also has personalized profiles for all members of the family with medical history, allergies, medications, and anything else a healthcare professional would need to know.
Have you ever been in an emergency situation and have not known what to do? Have you been so nervous that you forgot everything you learned in CPR/First Aid class? This app helps caregivers find a suggested course of treatment for common ailments such as a scrape, insect sting or bite, or allergic reaction. It can help caregivers determine how to best treat the child they are caring for.
Have you ever been outside with a child who needs to use the bathroom? What do you do? You hope and pray that the Starbucks around the corner has a public restroom. This app tells users where to find public restrooms. It includes details about the restroom and if it is accessible for those with disabilities and if there’s a changing table. It also allows users to rate and review bathrooms so you’ll know the quality as well.
Reimbursement for Expenses
Have you ever lost track of your timesheet or forget how many hours you worked? This app was designed by the US Department of Labor to keep track of time sheets and hours worked. It automatically calculates how much someone will earn based on their salary and hours. It includes a section for comments about the details of each workday. If you work for multiple families you can create a separate listing for each nanny position.
How do you even begin to track your miles when you’re driving the kids all around town? It’s really the last thing you want to think about while carting around a car full of children. This app is designed to track miles for reimbursement. With the professional version you are able to upload data to the cloud to be shared later.
Cost: Free version; professional version is $4/month
As a nanny there are so many moving pieces and so many things to keep track of. Download these helpful apps to help you stay organized and on schedule. Also, easily track your hard-earned dollars and get reimbursed for your mileage.
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