2020 US Nanny Association Online Parent and Nanny Conference

Professional Development for Nannies I am so exited to accept a scholarship to the 2020 US Nanny Association Online Parent and Nanny Conference on September 18 through September 25, 2020. The Parent and Nanny Conference will include 76 speakers on 46 seminar topics — including workshops for parents, some workshops in Spanish, and panel discussions. […]

Importance of Last Impressions for Nannies and Parents

Respecting Professional Boundaries Years ago Sue Downey of Nannypalooza wrote “Taking the High Road When Leaving a Nanny Job” I published on my web site. She explains nannies should remain professional and give proper notice at their job because the last impression nannies make when leaving a job will be the memories parents remember most […]

Covid-19 Addendum for Nanny Contracts

Protect Your Income During the Pandemic Coronavirus is stressful for everyone, including nannies and their employers. I have nanny and au pair friends in conflict with the parents that employ them about social distancing. Disagreements about coronavirus safety measures have caused some caregiver friends to quit long-term jobs they previously loved. I have also heard […]

Nannies Shine During Covid-19 School Closures

Nannies Help Kids Feel Safe and Secure During Crisis During a crisis is when nannies shine — they show their employers they can handle stress and help the kids thrive! Professional nannies stay calm in a crisis. Be it during a divorce, illness or death in the Nanny Family, when a child gets hurt, there […]

How Nannies Should Talk to Kids About Covid-19

Be a Calm Caregiver My youngest Nanny Kid came home crying from school because other children told her the coronavirus was just half an hour away. She thought the virus was traveling to her town and would arrive in half an hour. Then a nanny friend admitted she told her Nanny Kid the number of […]

Have You Heard About the US Nanny Association?

New Professional Nanny Organization There is exciting news in the nanny industry. A new professional nanny organization has been created. I had the opportunity to ask the Board of the US Nanny Association some questions to learn more about their mission, membership, and goals. The members of the Board of Directors are listed at the […]

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 […]