A while back I asked if any of you had forms, checklists, or other organizing tools that you’d like to share with AuPairMom readers… and several of you (who are better organized that I) sent some in. Just a few days ago, I got a request from Talliecat:
My friend has a very… shall we say “lame duck”? au pair. She could use some kind of daily checklist. She is desperate.. any help is appreciated.
Lucky for your friend and her sanity, we have two different kinds of daily sheets to share. They both download as MSWord documents.
SavvyHostDad sent this Au Pair Daily Log Page, which is a full page per day.
The Daily log is just to help us communicate with AP each day…and for AP to communicate with us.
We came up with this after realizing what kinds of information we had to keep asking for, over and over. Often, on busy days we didn’t have time to really give instructions, or to get updates from AP at the end of the day when she had a class. Plus we would get home at the end of the day and be out of milk, bread, etc. So having this form helped to prompt both us and our Au Pair to include important information.
We print it out on one sheet of paper, so that parents fill out the front half [leave lunch instructions, medicine to give, etc., while the AP leaves notes on the back.
And, ShouldBeWorking sent us this Au Pair Log Page for APM.doc. This one is more compact, with three days on a page.
I hope they’ll be helpful!
image: Lila on a Messy Desk from firstname.lastname@example.org
I just switched browsers to Chrome, and I haven’t loaded it up with enough ways to clip screenshots… or I’d have done that for you here. Getting back on the learning curve. :-)