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After reading stories like, Nanny cam debate resurfaces after Staten Island arrest, it not only gives the why one would want to record a nanny, but also the legal how-to.
Advice given in the above article seems pretty sound; give full disclosure. If you are recording, with sound, you must let the person know their voice is being recorded.
Pros to having a caregiver sign consent and acknowledgment of the surveillance:
1.) This could be a deterrent to not allow abuse to happen in the first place. The nanny can be on their best behavior before abuse happens. That's always a win-win.
2.) If legal action does transpire, your audio recordings would likely be admissible.