Perks to Hiring a Summer Nanny

Summer is right around the corner! Do you have a plan for childcare yet? Now is the best time to start interviewing nannies if you are seeking consistent in-home care for the summer months. Many college students, graduate students and teachers are looking for a short-term position during their time off, but be aware that many great candidates are hired … Continue reading »

Simplify in 2015!

How about starting off the year by creating more space in your life for the things that truly matter? Here are some practical ways to help you get the year started in a way that will positively impact your life and your family in 2015. Declutter “The more you have, the more occupied you are, the less you have, the freer you … Continue reading »

Best Interview Questions To Hire an Exceptional Nanny

When you are hiring a nanny to work in your home, it is very important to plan what you will ask each candidate. Interviewing an in-home caregiver is so different than a typical job interview. Not only will you want to hear about her/his experience, you will want to know about their childcare knowledge and personality. Your relationship with your … Continue reading »

2014 Nanny Employer Tool Kit

This month is a great time to step back and reflect on your role as a nanny employer. In this role, you are accountable to your family, your nanny, and to the government. We suggest creating an action plan with your goals and tasks to get the year off to a great start. Here is a tool kit to use … Continue reading »

Best Nanny Practices when you Work from Home

As a work-from-home parent, hiring a nanny can be extremely beneficial to maintaining a well-balanced family and work life. While I spend a lot of time in the office, my husband spent many days working from home when my children were little and at home. Our nanny did such a great job at making this a win-win situation. Here are some … Continue reading »

10 Steps to Hiring a Nanny (You won’t want to skip any!)

Hiring a nanny can be a daunting process and, for many, the idea of bringing someone new into their home and leaving their kids in the sole care of someone they don’t know can be scary. It’s very important to identify each step needed to carefully navigate this search, the end result of which yields comfort and peace of mind. … Continue reading »

The Woes of a Part-time Nanny

I began this nanny agency 18 years ago, but it took me about 16 years of that to come to the conclusion that placing part-time (10-25 hrs/week) nannies was simply not in the best interest of the family or caregivers. I’m sure you’re wondering why we would turn away any business, but the truth of the matter was that placing … Continue reading »

Maintaining Personal Boundaries with Your Nanny

Often times, conflict can arise when personal boundaries have been crossed between a family and their nanny. Let’s face it, having someone work in your home is bound to push professional and personal boundaries. A Wall Street Journal article called “When the Nanny-Parent Relationship Gets Too Personal” discussed a survey of nanny employers, “63% of respondents said they have helped … Continue reading »

Top 10 Questions About Nannies We Get From Families (Part 2 of 2)

Below are the final questions most asked by our clients and potential nanny clients: 6. What happens if I hire and they aren’t a fit? What is your replacement policy? The majority of our placements are a long-term success, so this is typically not an issue. However, we know that from time to time, a match can be made that … Continue reading »