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
If you've ever spent time with a nanny, chances are you've heard her use at least one nanny-related term you've never heard before. As in any field, there are certain words typically used only by those in the nanny-sphere. Whether you're a new nanny, an employer of a nanny, or just curious, you too, can… Continue reading Sound Like a Pro: Know the Latest Nanny Jargon
Quite a few people enter into the nanny world with no intention to stay, but every once in a while it claims the life of a naïve person who's fallen in love. I would say that's the story for many of us. Now we've got our foot in the door, but where do we go… Continue reading How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Professional Nanny
Applying for a nanny job may seem different than applying for a typical job, but it really isn't. The basics remain the same -- professionalism all the way around. It starts with a résumé that says...
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
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...
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