Nanny Resources

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Business

  • Care.com — This is a service for babysitters/nannies and families to connect. They have several job postings and other great nanny resources to check out.
  • Nanny Agencies — Most urban areas will have at least one nanny agency geared toward professional nannies and high-end families
  • Fair Labor Standards Act — Know your rights as an in-home worker
  • International Nanny Association
  • GTM Payroll Services — I have used a few different payroll services during my career, but this one has been my favorite. It’s user-friendly and breaks down your paycheck in an easy-to-understand way.
  • HoursTracker App — free app (that also has paid features) that keeps track of your hours so everyone can be on the same page. It has quite a few options for how you want to track your hours and pay.
  • MileIQ — If you use your personal vehicle for work, this app tracks your mileage so you don’t have to think about it and makes reimbursement easy

Continuing Education

  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Parenting Safe Children course — DO IT! This course is so incredibly necessary for all parents and anyone who works with children! In this course, you will learn how to keep your kids safe from sexual assault and becoming a target for predators.
  • Often community colleges offer courses that could be beneficial, such as early childhood education, nutrition, special needs care, second language, etc.

Apps

For You…

  • Caregiver (Care.com) — This app allows caregivers to find jobs in the community. It does not really cater to high-end or professional nannies (usually), but can be a good resource for extra hours/babysitting jobs.
  • Nanny Notes — This is the best free nanny-parent communication app I have been able to find. It makes it easy to keep track of the children’s day, send photos and videos, and communicate with the parents.
  • Yuggler — a resource for finding things to do in the community
  • Flush – Toilet Finder — self-explanatory, I think…
  • HoursTracker — free app (that also has paid features) that keeps track of your hours so everyone can be on the same page. It has quite a few options for how you want to track your hours and pay.
  • MileIQ — If you use your personal vehicle for work, this app tracks your mileage so you don’t have to think about it and makes reimbursement easy
  • Groupon — You may be able to find some discounted activities for the kiddos from time-to-time

For the Kiddos…

  • Seuss ABC — Reads “Dr. Seuss’ ABCs” and has activities for the kids to do
  • Easy Music — Teaches music skills in a fun playful way
  • Shapes — Teaches shapes using different activities
  • Stack the States — This one is super cool! It’s best for older kids because it asks trivia questions about the states in order to add a new state to your stack.
  • GoNoodle — Kids love this app! It is a way to get kiddos moving and dancing with fun songs and dances, workouts, breathing exercises and so much more!

Things to Do  in the Community

  • museums
  • rec center
  • parks
  • indoor play space
  • pool
  • walk/hike/bike ride
  • kids clubs
  • library
  • Chick-fil-A

Visit Things to Do for more ideas!

Books

Music

  • YouTube kid’s channels — Mother Goose Club is my favorite
  • Kid’s music streaming stations — Children’s Dance Radio on Pandora is my favorite