Monthly Archives: February 2011

Have you filed your Nanny’s T4 yet?

If you employed a nanny in 2010, their T4 slip is due on February 28, 2011 which is today.

Here are some tips to help you get started if you haven’t done so.

Organize your payroll records and your Statements of Account for Current Source Deductions.
You will need to file a T4 Return for each nanny that you employed in 2001 and you will need to file a T4 Summary Return for yourself as the employer.

March Family Month in Whistler

Whistler has always been kid-friendly, but this March, the resort steps it up a notch with a special tribute to families. Everyone knows that spring break is about having fun and letting loose, so check out the March Family Month specials designed expressly for families heading to Whistler and looking for deals on fun.

Manny (male nanny) – first impressions

It is always an interesting experience when you meet your clients for the first time. There are a few little butterflies that zoom around, while you wonder, “What are the parent’s expectations going to be? Will they have routines? What are kids like? Are they high energy or book readers? Will they like the bag of ‘tricks’ that I have planned for them?”

Scholars Choice – Toronto

This amazing store has two giant floors that are chock full of toys, books, arts and crafts and teacher supplies. Their website actually breaks the store into four different areas: the Toy Store, the Teacher’s Store, the Early Childhood Store and the Full Day Learning Store. Anyone can shop at the Scholars Choice, but if you become a member, you will be the lucky recipient of some cool discounts and special perks.

Kids Craft Ideas – Recycling Items Around Your House

You can give children just about anything to craft with and they will make a phenomenal item that most adults couldn’t come up with. Make an area in your house – a shelf, a closet or a cupboard – and slowly add items to it that are no longer used around the house; they will be there for that rainy or snowy day to pull out and start crafting with. If you do not have the crafty kind of mind that it seems many mothers have, it’s okay. Just take out a bunch of the items that you have collected and let the kids come up with the ideas.

How to tie a baby wrap carrier

Nannies often have to use different baby carries, strollers or high chairs. Nannies on Call shows you how to tie a baby wrap carrier. These carriers are made out of a starchy cotton fabric and are the most convenient way to carry a baby. They are very popular with families so it is important you know how to use the baby wrap carrier. It’s really easy once you know how.

On Call Nanny Year-end tax advice

For today’s nannies, getting ready for tax time can seem like the straw that broke the camel’s back. Sorting through a mountain of paper work is a most unwelcome chore to anyone with work commitments and family obligations. It’s no wonder so many people procrastinate and end up feeling overwhelmed as the tax deadline nears.

Whistler Museum Family Open House

Celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games with the Whistler Museum.

Check out the latest exibit, take your photo with an Olympic Torch and more. Games themed arts and crafts led by Orkidz Art Studio for the kids.

There will also be hot chocolate, yummy baked things, coffee and tea.

Valentine’s Day Crafts & Gifts Kids Can Make

You can teach your children five ways to say, “I heart you” this year with these ideas for kid-friendly Valentine’s Day crafts and gifts. One way to show your children how to make their own crafts is to walk them through it, step-by-step: making your own designs while they make theirs. Or, you could choose to present the idea and the supplies and then stand back and watch the incredible creations that your children make. Each one of these projects is a great inspiration to get your children’s mind in creativity mode. A few of these ideas are also excellent gift ideas for teachers or grandparents, as well.

Expressions Art Studio, Whistler

Expression Art Studio provides a variety of options for the crafty types of all ages. They offer craft classes, where children and adults alike can enjoy the world of crafting beautiful projects in an environment that is focused on creativity. They also have a gallery that displays gorgeous works of art and their Art Studio on the Go, which allows crafters the opportunity to purchase Expressions Art Studio supplies online or over the phone in order to design and craft at home.