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 »

Last Chance to Pay Your Nanny Correctly with No Penalties

For families who are not paying their household employees correctly, the IRS is giving you a chance to make it right! For years now, we have gone to great lengths explaining to families that nannies are household employees (W-2), not independent contractors (1099 form). To protect you, your family, and your nanny from making costly tax mistakes, we refer all … 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 »

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 »

The Importance of Paying Household Taxes

One of the questions that I am frequently asked is how to handle taxes with household employees. Like any profession, it is crucial that you comply with the IRS and file taxes for any and all household employees you employ, including nannies, chefs, housekeepers, estate managers, and sitters just to name a few. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that up to 80% … Continue reading »