What to Charge on New Year’s Eve

Is it Fair to Ask for More Per Hour Working on New Year’s Eve? Andrea Flagg, professional nanny and co-founder of Nanny Alliance of New York and New Jersey http://www.nannyalliancenyandnj.com/ asked Best Nanny Newsletter http://www.bestnannynewsletter.com/ “Is it fair to ask for more than usual on New Year’s Eve?” We believe, in the spirit of the […]

Did The Economy Affect Nanny Bonuses?

We received many responses about the topic of holiday bonuses for nannies after Best Nanny Newsletter was quoted in the Wall St Journal (see below or click this link): http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2008/12/19/holiday-bonus-what-to-give-the-nanny/ Now that Christmas is over we asked Best Nanny Newsletter subscribers, “If you work as a nanny did the economy affect your holiday bonus or […]

Holiday Bonus: What to Give the Nanny?

Best Nanny Newsletter was quoted in the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2008/12/19/holiday-bonus-what-to-give-the-nanny/ Recently, we discussed guidelines around gifts for classroom teachers and other folks who help us with our juggles. But if you’re still pondering what to get your child’s babysitter, nanny or tutor as a holiday gift, in this tough economy, I have one word […]

Nanny Versus Au Pair Care

Foreign Exchange: Au Pair Care On the Rise Do our readers agree with the Wall Street Journal on this topic? Comment on this topic below the article. Posted by Sue Shellenbarger More families are relying for child care on foreign au pairs – the child-care workers who come to the U.S. under a State Department […]

14 Ways Nannies Can Market Themselves

Best Nanny Newsletter quoted in U.S. News & World ReportLink here: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/luxe-life/2008/12/15/14-ways-nannies-can-market-themselves.html U.S. News & World Report asked Stephanie Felzenberg, editor of the Best Nanny Newsletter, to share her best advice for nannies who want to market themselves and stand out from the pack: 1. Standout Résumé. The résumé remains the most important way for […]

TOP TIPS FOR THOSE WHO LOSE THEIR NANNY JOBS

THE UNEXPECTED LAY-OFF By Andrea Flagg, Nanny and Nanny Alliance of New York and New Jersey Consider these tips if you have lost your nanny job. Always keep these tips in mind just in case you lose your job.1. Severance: Have an agreed upon severance plan written into your work agreement. 2. Unemployment Benefits: One […]

When the Going Gets Tough, Some People Lay Off the Nanny

Financially pinched families are scaling back nanny hours, seeking “nanny shares” or reluctantly adding their children’s names to waiting lists at day care centers. A “nanny share” ad placed by Michael Fields on Craigslist in Los Angeles reads, “The recent economy woes have me taking less of a salary…” On a recent morning, it was […]

Giving Holiday Gifts on a Budget

Tightening the Belt By Janice St.Clair, Nanny, Boston Area Nanny Support Group How should nannies choose a gift for their employers without breaking their budget? Many nannies give their employers a homemade gift certificate (or set of certificates) good for one evening (or overnight) free babysitting. Anything handmade (knitted mittens for instance) or home baked […]

I DON’T THINK OF FEARCourage of Nanny Click to read story about brave nanny: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/05/earlyshow/main4649757.shtml See below for interview with nanny. To help Moshe, go to http://www.chabadindia.org/ We ought to discuss the Indian nanny, Sandra Samuel, who rescued the young son of the couple who were killed during the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. She is […]

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Attachment Parenting

Can a nanny easily work for parents that follow the attachment parenting philosophy if s/he does not agree with the same philosophy? Hear a video clip and read more about the eight principles of attachment parenting. Click Here: http://www.attachmentparenting.org/index.phpThe Eight Principles:1. Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting2. Feed with Love and Respect3. Respond with Sensitivity4. […]