Has a Child In Your Care Ever Been A Vicitm of Bullying?

Different Types of Bullying The Second Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit, starts today. Yesterday we explained that teasing is bullying. Today, we define the different types of bullying to help us better determine if our charges are being bullied or bullying other kids. Each and every person has the right to feel safe in their […]

Is it Teasing or Bullying?

Teasing vs. Bullying The Second Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit, will be held on September 21-22, 2011. As a nanny you might be wondering if your charge is a bully or is being bullied. I know a lot of kids tease one another and I often wonder if some of the teasing hurts my charge’s […]

Why Do You Love Working as a Nanny?

It is National Nanny Recognition Week September 18 – 24 In honor of National Nanny Recognition Week, yesterday we aksed nannies how their employers show them that they appreciate them. Today Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asks nannies to share why they love working in their chosen profession. Please take the time to read the […]

National Nanny Recognition Week Sept 18 – 24, 2011

What Do Your Employers Do to Show They Appreciate You? National Nanny Recognition Week begins today! So, for Product Review Sunday we recommend parents buy gifts for their nannies from Cafe Press. What nanny wouldn’t love an adorable tote bag or shirt given to them to show their employers’ appreciation? Click here to shop for nanny […]

Has a Child You Cared For Been a Vicitm of Bullying? Review of "Oliver Button Is a Sissy"

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs In New Jersey (NJ) the law, known as the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, became effective this September. The Anti-Bullying Law is considered the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation. Each NJ school must designate an antibullying specialist to investigate complaints; each district must, in […]

Have You Ever Worked for a Family as They Moved?

My Lessons Learned About Moving With Kids This has been one of the hardest weeks I ever worked as a nanny because the family I work for moved to a new house. Although the move is a positive change, all change is stressful and I pushed myself too hard and burned-out at times this week. Looking back […]

Arts N’ Crafts for Apple Season

Apple Crafts to do With Kids Now that it is apple season, Chris from Kids Crafts Magazine has posted some fun crafts you can do with kids using apples. Apple Stamping Cut an apple in half. Dip the cut side of the apple into paint and dab it on a paper towel to wipe off […]

What Do You Love About Your Parent-Employer?

What Nannies Love from Their Employer-FamiliesBy Candi Wingate, Nannies4Hire You employ a great nanny. You want her to be happy in her job with your family. What can you do to ensure that she feels happy in her job? Treat her with respect. Tell her periodically that you value her and all that she does […]

What is Your Favorite Mess-Free Activity?

Mess-Free Finger PaintingBy MaryAnne of mamma smiles =) Here is a fun activity found on the mama smiles =) blog. This activity is a super-simple way to let children finger paint without dealing with the mess! Use a plastic Ziploc bag (freezer works best, since the plastic is stronger), and add paint or a similar […]

10 Things Nannies Don’t Want to Do for Families

What Tasks Do You Resent Having to Do at Your Nanny Job? Roxanne Portrer of nannyjobs.org asked us to share a clever article found on their blog, with our readers. Click here to see original article. Working as a nanny since 1993 I have always ran personal errands for the parents, done laundry for the family, made […]