Performance Czar Killefer Withdraws Candidacy

Nanny Tax in the News AgainBy Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123367405418643627.html?mod=googlenews_wsjNancy Killefer, nominated by President Barack Obama to be the federal government’s first chief performance officer, is withdrawing from the post, the White House said Tuesday. Ms. Killefer is the third Obama nominee to confront tax problems. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was confirmed despite […]

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 […]

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 […]

PART-TIME NANNY HOURLY RATES

One-thousand one-hundred and twenty-seven (1,127) in-home childcare providers responded to this monthly online poll at: http://www.bestnannynewsletter.com. The complete results are in the nanny trade publication. Below are listed the hourly pay averages from part-time caregivers that participated in the poll. Forty-nine percent (49%) of the caregivers are part-time nannies, 34% are full-time nannies, 8% are […]

How the Economy Has Affected the Nanny Industry By Stephanie Felzenberg, Editor and Nanny

Ana, a nanny that works and lives just outside of Manhattan called Best Nanny Newsletter (bestnannynewsletter.com) crying. Ana told me that her boss came home early during the week from his job on Wall Street and announced he had been fired, and that her employer could no longer afford to employ her. I acknowledge working […]