Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nanny Planning: Start now for January 2011!

Thinking past December at this time of year can be a little tricky! But in January a monsoon of requests for Full-Time and Part-Time Nannies hits our Placement Division. All within the first week. Monsoon.

Need a nanny? Plan ahead for January 2011.

The Art of Giving Positive Feedback and Negative Criticism to Your Nanny

It’s never an easy task to do. Giving feedback, both in the positive and negative form takes quite a bit of heart. The last thing you want to do is hurt your nanny’s feelings, after everything she does for your kids (and you). Positive feedback should never be overlooked, and negative feedback – provided in a “constructive criticism” type of way – should not be disregarded, either.

Little Ones: Designer Kids

Little Ones is a designer children’s clothing shop that is devoted to meeting all your kids formal wear needs, whether it is a flower girl dress, a christening gown or a bar mitzvah outfit. Name the occasion, and little ones will carry the appropriate dressy or formal attire.

Crave Vancouver

Crave Vancouver’s Guide is out – and Nannies on Call is in (check it out!)

Phipps Bakery Café

Phipps Bakery Café is quite possibly the cutest little kid-friendly café –ever! – and it was just bustling with moms and tots when Nanny Erin paid it a visit. The décor is absolutely adorable! You will feel as though you have stepped right into a fairy tale luncheon, as your surroundings are trees, mosaics, a little white picket fence, and the most darling little tables in the world.

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

It has been said that children are sponges, and the same is true when you read to them. Their eyes are absorbing the pictures and the words from a very young age. Even before they start talking, they will start relating certain pictures with words and start forming and remembering those images and words in their minds.

Oink Oink: Something for Everyone!

Oink Oink is not the typical run-of-the-mill store that you can simply drive by without noticing. On first glimpse, the outside is painted chartreuse green with complementary rainbow striped colors on the front of the building and is decorated with little pink piggies. The O’s of Oink Oink also resemble pig snouts. The letters are hung cockeyed, which attracts even more attention.

Michelle Kelsey Top Mompreneur 2010

he 50 Top Mompreneurs for 2010 were announced by the MOMpreneur® Networking Group Inc. today. This is the second year outstanding mompreneurs have been celebrated by the MOMpreneur® which encourages and supports mothers being entrepreneurs through our website, e-newsletters, events and bi-monthly magazine distributed across Canada by subscription and in Indigo, Chapters and key independent bookstores.

Nannies on Call Toronto Launches Full-Time Placements

Toronto, November 3rd, 2010 – Still looking for your very own SuperNanny? Hold onto your hat, Mary Poppins: Nannies on Call announced a new milestone for their Toronto office today. Extraordinary Nannies – previously only booked for the company’s on call babysitting service – will now be available via Nannies on Call Placements for full-time, live-out positions across the GTA.

Whistler Nanny of the Month

Katie comes to Nannies On Call from Australia. She has an extensive background in childcare ranging from private nannying to coaching and working in the school system. Katie brings a wealth of fun energy, confidence and love to every job she attends and will put any nervous family at ease. Katie loves spending time with children of all ages, and is able to adapt to any situation we give her.