Would You Work for a Family that Has Guns in their Home?

There seems to be no more hotly debated topic in America at this moment than gun control. No matter a nanny’s opinion on the topic, the reality is that an estimated one-third to one-half of American homes with children have firearms in them. It is a real safety issue for children. All nannies should be […]

Tag UR It! Child Safety ID Tags

Product Review Sunday Review by Sara McAllister As a full- time nanny, the safety of my charges is my number one priority! When working as a caregiver, I often drive other people’s children in my car. If something were ever to happen to me in an emergency it is vital for the little one’s parents […]

League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Weekly Trip to the Library It’ is football season, so no better time to read League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. It is vital for all nannies to be aware of the symptoms of concussions and the possible causes of brain damage of their charges that play […]

Teaching Kids to Stay Found

How to Avoid Getting Lost—And What to Do if it Happens By Heather Stephenson, AMC Outdoors, April 2013 Wanda Rice has organized popular workshops to help kids “stay found” and has given plenty of trailhead talks on safety as leader of the family outings committee of Appalachian Mountain Club’s New Hampshire Chapter. But still she […]

Are Your Charges Allowed to Walk Home Alone from School?

Very Few Children Under the Age of 10 Can Safely Cross the StreetBy Andrea Flagg, Nanny School is open and there are three schools all within three blocks of my home. Over the years there have been child pedestrian accidents in my town. There were two horrible accidents in which children were hit by cars in my town. […]

Having Age-Appropriate Discussions About Hurricanes

Children’s Books About Hurricanes! As the east coast of the United States prepares for a hurricane this weekend it’s important to have age-appropriate discussions about hurricanes with children to help relieve some of their anxiety. We recommend including the following age-appropriate children’s books about hurricanes to help children understand the storms. We have included both […]

Heroine Nanny Saves Child, Nanny Critically Injured

Nanny Hailed for Saving Toddler from Path of Sanitation TruckChicago Sun-Times This is a tragic story about a nanny who is a heroine. Below is just a small part of the article. Click here to read entire article. When nanny Jennifer Anton saw the white pickup truck careening toward her on the downtown sidewalk Saturday […]

What Nannies and Au Pairs Need to Know in an Emergency

Have You Ever Had an Emergency with a Child in Your Care? Could you recall vital information about your charge’s health in an emergency? Many doctors suggest that parents and caregivers keep a record of their kids’ important health facts handy. This can help a medical team make a better and more rapid diagnosis when […]

Do the Kids Know What to Do if They Get Lost?

Safety Information Every Child Should Know We have been recommending child ID safety tags for kids. In case the child you care for is lost or injured in an accident, safety tattoos, bracelets, and tags can be the vital link to quickly reunite you. Sunday we recommended Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, last week we […]

Have You Used a Child Safety Shoe ID Tag?

Products Nannies and Au Pairs Love! You turn away for only a moment and your charge is gone, lost in a sea of people, it could be a store, amusement park, or airport. Over the past two weeks we recommended safety tattoos and safety bracelets that include immediate, up-to-date information for police should a child […]