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The Great Rate Debate: What’s the Standard Nanny Rate?

The Great Rate Debate: What’s the Standard Nanny Rate?   What is the standard rate for a nanny? Ask a handful of people and you will get a handful of different answers. The standard is not well defined. The only thing that is certain is that the vast majority are not paid enough.   It is a sad reality [...]

By |2018-05-21T02:03:36-05:00March 14th, 2018|Childcare, Nanny|2 Comments

Top Five Nanny Share Sleep Tips

Top Five Nanny Share Sleep Tips Once you have made all the decisions and ticked off all the boxes regarding your nanny share, then the questions around schedules and sleep come up! Where will the children sleep? Will they wake each other up? What if they don’t ever sleep at the same time? Will my nanny become exhausted and want [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:04:07-05:00February 27th, 2018|Nanny|1 Comment

Nanny Taxes: What Every Parent and Nanny Should Know

Nanny Taxes: What Every Parent and Nanny Should Know Taxes. We all hate them, but there is no avoiding them- even in the world of childcare. Or is there??? Let’s see if you can pass our “Nanny Taxes” test on who doesn’t have to give Uncle Sam a cut! SCENARIO ONE Part-time summer nanny who only works 12 weeks while [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:04:27-05:00February 1st, 2018|Nanny|0 Comments

Nannies-Increase Your Wages. Learn How!

Nannies-Increase Your Wages. Learn How! Nannies, I have heard your dilemma over and over. You know your worth in your profession. You know the value you bring. But the job positions that come along that will actually pay you that are few and far between. So you must either hold out and wait (unemployed) or begrudgingly accept a position [...]

By |2017-11-01T05:11:16-05:00October 30th, 2017|Nanny|1 Comment

Where Did the Village Go? Find It Here!

Where Did the Village Go? Find It Here! Self-sufficiency is a demanded virtue of our modern society. While it may be essential, it can also be isolating. We are now so accustomed to trying to do it all on our own. However, it is together that we thrive. I am reminded of the age-old African proverb, ”It takes a [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:04:44-05:00October 21st, 2017|Nanny|0 Comments

Dear Mama of a Newly-Three Year Old (A letter to myself)

Dear Mama of a Newly-Three Year Old (A letter to myself) My son, Simon, has been three for two whole days, and I feel like he has literally changed overnight into a person I don’t recognize. As an Early Childhood Educator and a career nanny,  I know what the experts say about three year olds. I felt like I [...]

By |2017-11-01T05:15:13-05:00August 22nd, 2017|Childcare, Nanny|1 Comment

What Does Guaranteed Pay for Nannies Mean?

What Does Guaranteed Pay for Nannies Mean? I have to admit, as a new mother, I was pretty horrified to hear about having to pay a nanny even for the hours we didn’t use childcare services. It’s what’s know as guaranteed pay. I begged the question: “So when we travel to my husband’s country and spend thousands of dollars [...]

By |2017-11-01T05:15:50-05:00August 21st, 2017|Childcare, Nanny|1 Comment

Nannies! How to Ace Your Next Interview

Nannies! How to Ace Your Next Interview Nannies who exude professionalism are the candidates most likely to be chosen for hire. Parents may not even realize that they want a professional nanny. They may not even know there is such a thing as a professional nanny. The interview is your chance to showcase yourself. Parents want to know that they [...]

By |2017-11-28T21:00:01-05:00June 2nd, 2017|Nanny|2 Comments

The Nanny Profession Differs from Babysitting

The Nanny Profession Differs from Babysitting The Nanny profession is quickly and quietly expanding. Nannies are becoming much more commonplace. Celebrities have them, royal families have them, and everyday working-class families have them. Yet, the average American does not know all that a nanny does. Many use the title of “babysitter” and “nanny” interchangeably. To summarize, I borrow a [...]

By |2017-11-01T05:21:07-05:00May 30th, 2017|Childcare, Nanny|0 Comments