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 »

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 »

Top 10 Questions About Nannies We Get From Families (Part 1 of 2)

After being in business for over 17 years, we find that many parents have the same questions about how a nanny search/placement works. We thought it would be a good idea to compile our top 10 questions and the answers that our placement team put together: Do you do a background check? Yes, and this is SO important! The quality … Continue reading »

Should I offer health insurance benefits to my nanny or other household staff? Is this common practice?

Yes! At Mom’s Best Friend, we seek to provide you with the best advice and most current trends to enable you to make the best hiring decisions! We always advocate that our clients offer health insurance because of the tax advantage to both parties, as well as the peace of mind you receive from caring for your employee and from … Continue reading »