Age-Appropriate Cooking for Kids

Having Kids Help You Cook Kids love helping nannies bake and cook. That is why I post recipes I make for and with my Nanny Kids on Fridays on our Cooking with Kids on column our blog. Little ones can gather ingredients, help measure, and mix at a very young age. Children’s competency at cooking […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Make Bringing a Newborn Home Less Stressful for Your Nanny Family

Preparing for, and caring for, a newborn is hard work. Parents hire nannies, newborn care specialists, doulas, and baby nurses as experts to help them prepare for the arrival of a newborn and with postpartum care. Be the expert they are looking for and be proactive and earn every penny they pay you by going […]

The Standout Nanny Resume

Finding a Nanny Job in a Tough Economy Click here to see our sample resume posted to the left. No matter the method you use to find a nanny job: using a reputable nanny placement agency, a nanny web site, classified advertisements, or word-of-mouth the resume remains the most important way for nanny candidates to […]

Au Pairs and Nannies Can’t Be Too Safe this Summer

Make Water Safety Your Priority By American Red Cross After learning about the tragic drowning death of a nanny and a child under her care in a pool yesterday (click here to see the story) it is vital to remind nannies and au pairs of the importance of practicing water safety and drowning prevention. Each […]

Are You a Calm or Hysterical Caregiver?

Visual Cliff Experiment from Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky has grouped research into seven critical areas that children need most: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning. For […]

A New Budget, A New Attitude

Making a Budget for Nannies A new year. A new decade. You have made your resolutions, your targets, and your goals. We want to continue with your financial checklist and get you to make some financial resolutions. It’s time to make a budget. You need to know where the money you earn went and where […]