Why Are Nannies Having a Harder Time Finding Great Jobs?

Do You Think the Economy is to Blame? This week we are discussing the results of our monthly poll that asked nannies what they think is making it hard for American’s to find great nanny jobs? The majority of survey participants answered that illegal immigrants are the number one reason Americans are finding it harder […]

Does the Au Pair Program Provide Unfair Competition for Nannies?

Are More Au Pairs Taking Much Needed Nanny Jobs? Since the au pair program was created to alleviate a shortage of eligible workers in the United States, is the au pair program necessary today given the condition of the economy? Last week we asked if the demand and pay for nannies is declining as the […]

Are Your Salary and Benefit Demands Reasonable?

Finding a Nanny Job in Tough Economic Times We have been discussing how to find a great nanny job during an economic recession. I would never say a professional, experienced, reputable nanny cannot find a great salary and good benefits during the economic recession. But it’s common sense that there are less nanny jobs available, […]

Do You Have a Nanny Portfolio?

Getting a Great Nanny Job in Tough Economy Over the past two-weeks we have suggested a few ways to land a great nanny job even during an economic recession. If you want to get a professional nanny job, (not just work as a babysitter), follow some of our suggestions: 1. Network with anyone who will […]

Are Nannies Making Less Now?

The Wall Street Journal Says Now is the Time to Hire Bargain Nannies The Wall Street Journal published the article, Soft Economy Eases Cost of Hiring a Nanny by Pui-Wing Tam last week. The newspaper reports the best place to find a bargain nanny is in California. The article says that nannies in California used […]

Affording a nanny

Parents often believe a nanny is too expensive and are surprised by how affordable a nanny can be. By Michelle BarbeeExaminer.com The best childcare is affordable, convenient, safe, nurturing, and educational and has a low child-adult ratio. Daycare centers, home daycares and nannies can all fit these criteria, but many parents don’t even consider a […]

Nannies No Longer Rule the Roost

Parents Regain Economic Power to Be Picky in Hiring HelpIn Washington Post By Annie GowenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 14, 2009 One Potomac mother of five used to prepare for interviews with prospective nannies like a Hollywood audition. She cleaned her house, made sure the children were quietly coloring and “glamified” the family’s lifestyle, which […]

Nanny Sharing in a Tough Economy

The Logistics of the Nanny Share With the country in an economic recession there has been a lot of media coverage about nannies losing jobs and coming up with creative ways to keep their jobs. For example, some nannies have accepted less hours or less money to keep their jobs. Other nannies agree to take […]

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 […]