For Parents, Uncategorized

Eight Red Flags to Look Out for in a Potential Nanny

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

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Celebrating One Year!

Today marks one year since I published my very first blog post on The Colorado Nanny! It's hard to believe it's already been a full year. Before starting this journey, I was pretty nervous about posting my writing on the internet for the world to see, and sharing my experiences in the nanny profession. I've… Continue reading Celebrating One Year!

Nannying 101, Uncategorized

How To Know When It’s Time to Move On

Being a nanny is a wonderful gift. Sure it's exhausting and difficult at times, but ultimately it's highly rewarding. You get to experience the world from the view of a child, teach valuable lessons, and love other people's children like your own. But it doesn't last forever. Eventually it will be time to move on -- sometimes naturally and sometimes by choice. Because caring for children can be emotional, it's often difficult to know when to bow out. Ask yourself...

Crafts & Activities, Things to Do, Uncategorized

Three LOVEly Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! It may have something to do with the fact that my birthday is around the corner... But seriously, I love February. I love that we're finally into the new year and the heavy food holidays are over. I love that...

For Parents, Nannying 101, Uncategorized

Creating a Nanny Contract

If you have vetted the applicants/families, completed an in-person interview, and made a verbal agreement to either hire a nanny or work for a family, it is extremely important as both a nanny and an employer to sign a written contract. It is a legally binding agreement that makes sure both parties are on the same page about job responsibilities and benefits. Especially if you are...

For Parents, Uncategorized

How to Know If She’s the One: Ten Questions to Ask Your Potential Nanny in an Interview

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...

For Parents, Uncategorized

How to Hire a Nanny in Six Steps

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...