Meet Shayla Quinn of "Beverly Hills Nannies"

Discover What Makes You Unique. What Can You Offer to a Family That Someone Else Couldn’t? How did you become a nanny? I grew up in Orange County and would babysit there when I was younger, but when I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my acting and music career I didn’t know any families […]

5 Ways to Help Kids Have Fun Doing Chores

Do the Kids in Your Care Have Chores? By Sarah Aguirre Children make all kinds of excuses to get out of doing chores and cleaning–up. Here are some fun ways to help children have fun doing chores and help clean–up.  1. Turn on the music. Listen to their favorite music and watch how time flies […]

Top 10 Organizing Tips for Nannies

Organizing the home for your charges By Lorie Marrero, Creator of the The Clutter Diet Organizing is part of every nanny’s job. To organize the home successfully always keep the family you work for, and the children you care for, in mind. 1. Communicate first about organizing anything for your employer. Some people are very […]

Pacifier That Closes When Dropped

Keep-it-Kleen Pacifier By Raz Baby Don’t you hate it when the baby’s pacifier drops on the floor and dog hair gets on it and you have to rush to the sink to wash it off? Well, no more running to wash off the pacifier every time it slips out of the baby’s mouth. There is […]

Book Review By Kids, For Kids

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary Review by Olivia, 9-Years-OldThis book is so good I would give it four thumbs up! The story is about two sisters fighting all the time. Little Ramona has a habit of doing the most annoying things, which makes her older sister Beezus furious. Ramona is always getting on Beezus’s […]

Refund for Vitamins That Are Not As Healthy as Advertised

Do Your Charges Take Multivitamins?By Todd Sperry, CNN Read this CNN article by Todd Sperry that explains how to get a refund for vitamins sold at CVS Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Kmart, Meijer and Rite Aid, as well as online. The boxes were priced at between $4 and $8 each. Parents who believe they may […]

4 Tips for Making Play Time More Educational

Children Learn Through PlayBy Lauren Bailey Any good nanny knows the importance of a good education. Children with an education more readily know the difference between right and wrong. They are quick thinkers and adept at analyzing new information. A solid education is one of the most important parts of a healthy childhood. But, at […]

Nannies, Boyfriends and Girlfriends, and Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Is it Professional to Discuss Your Dating Life With Your Boss? When working as a live in nanny, the caregiver must respect house rules. Before accepting a job position the nanny and parents ought to discuss the rules of the home to determine if the job is a good fit. Some parents will enforce curfews […]

A Professional Nanny Respects Confidentiality

Have You Ever Been Caught Gossiping About Your Boss? Professional household employees are rare these days. If you work as a nanny how often do you hear other nannies gossiping and complaining about their jobs at the playground? In contrast, true professionals don’t speak badly about their employer’s publicly. While all workers in all professions are expected to […]

How to Dress on a Nanny Interview

What Do You Wear on a Nanny Job Interview? Most nannies and agency owners recommend that nanny candidates dress business casual for job interviews. Interviewees should choose clean, well-pressed clothes. In-home job candidates should avoid wearing large jewelry, heavy make-up, clothing that exposes tattoos, and tight or low-cut shirts. Prospective employees should not smell like […]