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Developing a Household Binder

For many busy families, organizing important household can be a challenge. In addition to organizing basic household information, families with nannies typically have three adult schedules and several children’s schedules to coordinate and manage.

Having a family binder can ensure all important information has a home and can easily be accessed by both parents and nannies. Make your own household binder by adding printed sheets of information and plastic sheet covers and baseball card sleeves to a three ring binder.

The following is a list of information that can be helpful to include.

Children’s Information

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Allergies
  • Medical Issues
  • Medications
  • Clothing Sizes
  • Immunization History
  • Authorization to Treat Form
  • Schedule and Routine

Children’s Contacts

  • Children’s Pediatrician
  • Children’s Dentist
  • Children’s School
  • Children’s Playmates
  • Children’s Coaches/Teachers
  • Pharmacy
  • Local Library
  • Local Venues Visited

Insurance Contacts

  • Children’s Medical Insurance Card
  • Automobile Insurance Policy Information and Agent Contact
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Information and Agent Contact

Emergency Contacts

  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Poison Control
  • Poison Control
  • Local Hospital
  • AAA
  • Mother’s Complete Work Contact Information
  • Father’s Complete Work Contact Information
  • Neighbor Complete Contact Information
  • Local Family Member Complete Contact Information
  • Out of State Family Member Complete Contact Information

Household Information

  • House Rules
  • Alarm Code
  • Utilities Contact
  • Landscaper Contact
  • Plumber Contact
  • Election Contact
  • Housekeeper Contact
  • Auto Mechanic Contact
  • Baseball Card Sleeve for Holding Business Cards, Library Cards and Museum Passes
  • Take-Out Menus

Schedules and Calendars

  • Family Calendar
  • Parents Work Schedule
  • Nanny Schedule
  • School Schedule
  • Carpool Schedule
  • Yearly Calendar
  • Dates to Remember

Depending on your family and household, not all information will apply, you may wish to add more or you may not be comfortable making information like your homeowner’s insurance information readily available to your nanny.  The neat thing about a household binder is it’s your to customize however you see fit.



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