"The Little Engine That Could" is a Great Holiday Gift

Weekly Trip to the Library Review by Lynn Wariara The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper is a classic story of a determined little engine that could achieve his mission by delivering toys and candies to children waiting on the other side of the mountain despite the challenges he had to go through to […]

10 Gifts Nannies Can Help Kids Make for their Parents

Inexpensive Gift Giving By part-time Nanny Kids typically love to give their parents gifts, but they often lack the money needed to buy them, and it can seem silly to spend mom and dad’s money to buy them a gift. Instead of buying a gift, there are many things that kids can make for their […]

The Tzedakah Box: Spirit of Giving for Hanukkah

No Matter Their Religion, Teach Kids About Charity: Make a Tzedakah Box With Hanukkah starting this Tuesday at sundown, this is the perfect time to make tzedakah boxes with your charges. In modern Hebrew tzedakah refers to charity – giving to those in need. Giving tzedakah in Judaism is not voluntary, it’s considered an act of […]

If Your Boss Didn’t Give You a Holiday Gift, Would it Hurt Your Feelings?

Other Than a Cash Bonus, What Holiday Gift Do You Want from Your Employers? Many nanny agency owners have been asking Be the Best Nanny Newsletter what parents should give their nannies as holiday gifts. So, we though we should ask nannies to answer the question themselves. Undoubtedly, when asked, many nannies will say they want […]

The Best List of Kids’ Books for Gift-Giving

There is Still Time to Give the Gift of Children’s Books If you haven’t bought the children you care for a gift yet, giving books is always a great gift for nannies and au pairs to give to children. There is still time to visit your local book store. Think of your charges favorite book […]

What Gifts Nannies Really Want

What Holiday Gift Do You Really Want from Your Employers? Many nanny agency owners have been asking Be the Best Nanny Newsletter what parents should give their nannies as holiday gifts. So, we though we should ask nannies to answer the question themselves. Undoubtedly, when asked, many nannies will say they want a cash bonus […]

Best Holiday Gift Giving-Guide for Nannies and Au Pairs

What are the Best Holiday Gifts You Have Given Your Employers? All this week we posted the results of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter holiday gift-giving survey for nannies and au pairs. We learned that 59% of nannies and au pairs give a gift for each member of their employers family including the parents […]

What Holiday Gifts Do Nannies Give?

Nanny Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Finding the right holiday gift to give to your boss can be tough. We have been discussing that the sentiment is more important than the cost of the gift you choose. For those who haven’t decided what to give to their employers and their children yet this holiday season, we hope […]

55% of Nannies and Au Pairs Spend Under $30 for Holiday Gifts for their Employers

Gifts Should Convey the Right Message, Not a Price Tag This week we are sharing the results of the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter holiday gift-giving survey for nannies and au pairs. When giving a gift to your employers (the parents) you want to appear generous, but not as a gift show-off. At the same […]

Nanny and Au Pair Gift-Giving Guide

How Much Do You Spend Per Holiday Gift? Results of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Holiday Gift-Giving Survey Buying gifts for the members of your employer’s family can be tricky. Nannies and au pairs typically want to give their employers something lovely and meaningful, but want to keep a reasonable budget. Peggy Post, the great-grand-daughter-in-law […]