Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vancouver Nanny of the Month

Marce Prefontaine has been working steadily with Nannies on Call in both Calgary and Vancouver and wowing families in all parts of the city for over one year. She is a huge hit with both the children in her care as well as the parents who are thrilled to recommend her and request her back. She plans wonderful things to do with the children and enjoys bringing crafts and healthy snacks to share with the kids.

Unique Birthday Party Themes

After hosting two or three Princess or Spiderman birthday parties for your children, there is a point when a parent says, “Enough is enough!” and decides to look into some unique themes for birthday parties instead. Have no fear! We’ve come up with some new and exciting – not to mention unique – ideas for themes that you can use for the next party…and the next one…and the next one!

Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay

Nannies on Call is putting together a team to run and raise money for the Money Mart Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay Race this June. Are you passionate about childcare? Are you active and enjoy a good run or walk outside? Do you like working together as a team to make someone’s dreams come true? If you answered yes to any of these questions We want you on our team!

Clay For Kids

If you’re ever in need of a fun and educational activity for creative kids who love to get messy, Clay for Kids in Calgary provides over 30 years worth of experience to help you and your child put that creative energy to good use!

Mini Pizzas

This is a simple kid-friendly snack, super easy and great for lunches, after-school snacks or a light dinner. And kids enjoy picking out their own toppings and making their own food. It’s easiest to have everything prepared, then the child can put on their own sauce and toppings. (Encourage them to use vegetables to make pizza faces!)

Sproutz Kids – Calgary

Looking for trendy, high-quality kids’ clothes that can withstand romping, running, and general larking about without having to break the bank? Want to sell your like-new baby items now that your children have grown so quickly? Then Sproutz Kids consignment is here to help!

Make the Work-At-Home Situation Work (With a Nanny)

The Internet has opened the doors for a variety of work-at-home opportunities for moms. This is great for mothers who want to spend more time with their children, maintain flexible schedules and eliminate that frustrating commute back and forth to work every day. As with any job, working in the home – with children – poses advantages and disadvantages.

Autism Awareness

Have you ever cared for a child with autism? If you haven’t, you likely will – as autism affects 1 in every 110 children in North America. Working for a family living life on the autism spectrum will be one of the best things you will ever do for our global village, and for yourself. Here are a few tips as to how to take this journey with an open heart and an active mind:

Year End Tax Tips for Nannies

For today’s nannies, getting ready for tax time can be daunting. Sorting through a mountain of paperwork is a most unwelcome chore to anyone with work commitments and family obligations. Whether you do your taxes personally or simplify your life by using a professional accountant, you must collect, sort and organize the required documents. The following tips will help ease the stress of tax season.