So you've heard this term nanny-share thrown around a lot lately, but aren't quite sure what it means. As someone who has experienced several nanny-share positions, I can confidently say it is one of the greatest innovations of the twenty-first century nanny industry. So, what exactly is it and why is it gaining so much… Continue reading What is a Nanny-Share?
It's such an exciting phase in a parent's life when they get to bring home a new family member -- a nanny. Nannies are amazing! They co-raise other people's children and manage other people's homes with poise. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, a good nanny can be hard to find. Hiring a nanny is a very involved process. You shouldn't have to compromise on the person who will take care of your children. But...
Everyone wants to feel special, thought of, or appreciated on their birthday. The person who cares for your family, loves your precious little ones, and reinforces your parenting also wants to be recognized on the one day a year that should be all about them, and why shouldn't they be?! Nannies work hard to support… Continue reading Eight Ways to Celebrate Your Nanny On Their Birthday
I understand just the title of this post makes some of you mamas cringe, but hear me out... A nanny is not (necessarily) a parent, therefore a nanny cannot speak to all of the facets of parenting even with extensive childcare experience. She can, however, share her own experiences and some of the things she’s… Continue reading Why a Nanny Can Offer Valuable Advice to First-Time Parents
As more families gain a dual-income, they need care for their kids while they work. The individualized care of a nanny is quite attractive, but not all nannies provide the same quality of care. Of course you want a good nanny, even a great nanny -- someone who is responsible, trustworthy, and genuinely enjoys kids,… Continue reading Nine Characteristics of an Exceptional Nanny
Hey Nannies, did you know there is a whole week dedicated to appreciating you and everything you do? For those of you who employ a nanny, National Nanny Recognition Week is a great time to thank your nanny for her hard work. Most of us don't just care for children; we also manage the home… Continue reading National Nanny Recognition Week: Six Ways to Thank Your Nanny
You can find numerous amounts of posts and articles listing important questions to ask in a nanny interview, but somehow the vital component of hiring a household employee -- reference checks -- gets lost along the way. By asking the right questions to the right people, a prospective employer can get a better idea of… Continue reading Ten Useful Questions to Ask During a Nanny Reference Check
Like most of you, this has been a strange week for my family and nanny-family. We've had to adjust to different work hours, work environments, and school hiatuses. We've been dealing with uncertainty related to a virus with no end in sight, and trying to figure out what a new normal looks like. We all… Continue reading Homeschool Resources for Preschoolers Amid COVID-19 Daycare & School Closures
Hiring a nanny can be a daunting process. Either you have a plethora of nanny applications to sift through, or you have very few to choose from. Regardless of your situation, it's important to know what you are looking for in a candidate and to not compromise on the most important issues. On top of… Continue reading Eight Red Flags to Look Out for in a Potential Nanny
As anyone who has interviewed before knows, there are certain questions that bring about the most fruitful answers. Interviewing a nanny is no different than in other fields, but it can be difficult to know just what those most beneficial questions are, especially if you are a first-time employer. Some of the most telling questions to ask...