Monthly Archives: July 2010

Calgary Nanny of the Month – Lindsay Haywood

An experienced teacher (having taught all different ages of English students in Korea, and currently completing her M Ed at University of Calgary) Lindsay is an enthusiastic and energetic On Call Nanny. Comfortable with children of all ages… Lindsay is a respectful and respected childcare worker.

Pistachio – Toronto

Pistachio is the eco-friendly consumer’s one-stop shop. The beautiful modern store welcomes you in with unique ideas for gifts, skincare, housewares, books, clothes, stationary – and for the eagle-eyed family shopper, this one’s a keeper: baby products they have.

Sweetmama Review

Check out our amazing review in Sweetspot.ca (thank you Haley Overland!)

Introducing Vida Spa with Nannies on Call

Every parent needs some time for themselves – and what better way to rejuvenate than the spa! We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Vida Spas, a first-class spa catering to your pampering needs at the Sutton Place Hotel, The Sheridan Vancouver Wall Centre, The Westin Bayshore and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Tourist in our own City

Nannies on Call has been at the corner of Beatty and Robson for many years. We love the location. There are many great resturants within walking distance (Japa Dog anyone?) and I’m sure I don’t need to mention all the shopping all along Robson. It is a great place to work.

Patachou Patisserie – Toronto

The atmosphere at Patachou is both chic and welcoming; un vrai petit cafe Francais! Which is welcome if you’ve been missing wonderful chocolate croissant from Montreal (like the ones at the patisserie from the train station? Right. I’m fussy.) It’s tricky to find quality French bakeries like Patachou in Toronto – they do exist, but you have to search diligently. And eat. You know, in the name of purity. I’d go on at length, but I think Erwin M, Matthew S., & Kat F. have said everything you need to know croissant-wise!

How to Rock your Nanny Interview!

So, you’ve done up your childcare resume, sent in your reference letters and made sure to give us current reference contact information (so we can make sure you’re legit!). You’ve even taken the time to read our application instructions carefully and filled out the application forms (yay!) Now, you’re sure to be a Nannies on Call nanny in no time, right? Well, not quite. First, you’ve got to get past the dreaded – dun dun dunnnn – agency interview!

Play dough Recipe

When my children were little we used to love making this recipe. The best part is watching the mixture change from a goo to a solid ball of play dough. The kids played with it right out of the pot and enjoyed the warmth on their hands as they kneaded it out. Give them some […]

Nanny Reference Checks

ou have found a nanny you want to hire. She seems confident, experienced and trustworthy. Then you call her references and they do not say good things. What do you do now? You were so sure her references would be excellent.

Make sure you do enough digging. Was there one incident or was there a recurring problem. Was the nanny open to fixing the issue or did the family fire her without any discussion. A bad reference is not the end of the road.