Your family’s safety is a priority for the team at Boston Baby Nurse and Nanny. We know that welcoming new caregivers into the home is not always easy, especially during the uncertain times of the Covid-19 pandemic Our goal is to keep you and your loved ones safe  That means you can rest assured while the team at Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny finds you the perfect childcare.

Covid-19 Vaccine Questions

Is it legal to ask my nanny about her vaccination status?

Yes, it is perfectly legal for you, a private household employer, to have this discussion with your caregiver. Families have the right to request a vaccinated nanny. Asking about vaccination might feel like private medical information, but it can also directly affect your health and that of your family. 

What if my current nanny does not follow my request for vaccination? 

If your current nanny decides not to get vaccinated, you have every right to terminate employment. We are more than happy to help you find a new nanny that fits your family’s needs.

How Does Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny Screen For the Covid-19 Virus?

  • We will create a job description that matches your family’s specific Covid-19 needs.
  • We will provide you with several options to consider. Some families are requiring nannies to wear facemasks, some are requiring vaccination, other families are mandating both, and you may be comfortable with rigorous hand washing.
  • Prescreening: When interviewing candidates, we ask specific hygiene and Covid-19 questions. This has been particularly helpful to find the right match before we introduce a nanny to your family.
  • All Newborn Care Experts will arrive at the home wearing a mask whether vaccinated or not.
  • Our team NCE members and nannies have been specifically trained and are experts in reducing the transmission of illness.

Discussing Covid-19 Safety With Your Nanny

  • Explain your family’s rules about quarantining, masks, and social interactions.
  • In an open-ended manner, ask what precautions they are taking to stay safe during the pandemic. This way they can give specific examples of what they do to stay safe.
  • Ask them to call before coming in if they have any Covid-19 symptoms so you can discuss options.
    • Have back-up childcare such as a grandparent, friend, or evening sitter incase your nanny needs to get a Covid test and quarantine while waiting for results.
  • If you feel uncomfortable with their weekend social plans you can ask them to get a rapid test on Sunday evenings.

Communicate With Your Nanny

  • Ask who is in their quaranteam and explain who is in your circle. Is it only grandparents? Or can the kids have unmasked playdates with specific friends?
  • Explain your routine when the kids get home from school, camp, or an outing… For instance do the kids need to wash their hands or also change their clothes?
  • Communication is key when talking to your nanny about Covid-19 or preparing to hire a new nanny. They need to know where you stand and you need to know the safety precautions, they take to keep your children safe.

If you need help navigating Covid-19 requirements as the new Delta variant becomes more prevalent, please email us at info@bostonbabynurse.com to set up a phone call. We want to help guide you through these challenging times and find your children the absolute best of care.