Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tips for photographing your kids

David Spowart is a fantastic portrait photographer with over 8 years experience in the business. Here are some of his top tips for getting the best photographs of your little ones, with or without fancy equipment:

Tips for Hiring a Nanny

Five tips to help families hire an extraordinary nanny.

Homemade Bubble Recipe

Kids and kids at hear love bubbles. Want to take the children outside for some fun. Whip up one of these two bubble recipes from scratch.

Nannies can make this before heading to work. That way the bubbles are ready to go when the ki

5 Reasons to Interview a Nanny in Person.

With so much technology available in today’s society it can seem like a time saver to use video interviews to pre screen nannies. But is it really? Watching a nanny video may seem like a great way to pre screen but there is no substitute for a personal interview. In the end you may just be adding an additional step to your interview process. Here are 5 reasons to always interview your nanny in person first.

Day Camps getting stale? Try a fresh idea with our Nanny Day Camp!

Want a unique alternative to the pricey day camps that doesn’t have you chauffeuring all over town? Hire a nanny On Call who can come to your home and introduce them to things you can’t find in a brochure…our nannies boast a variety of talents that they’d love to show off! Here’s a peek of some of the things our nannies have done with some of the kids:

The Peanut Club Indoor Playground

Looking for a place to keep the kids entertained out of the extreme heat of the summer? The Peanut Club Indoor Playground is your solution.

Nanny Teresa dropped by the Peanut Club and was shown around by Jean Teresa was impressed with the multitude of toys and activities available for little ones. All outdoor shoes are removed upon entry and socks or slippers must be worn by everyone inside.

Top 5 Issues Nannies Wish Their Employers Understood

At Nannies on Call we are constantly hearing feedback from nannies about the issues they are having with their employers. Here are 5 of their top concerns to help you avoid these issues with your nanny.

Sip & Safari Cafe

For parents on the south side of Calgary, Sip & Safari Cafe is a great option for families looking to have a nice coffee and a tasty lunch while the kids can enjoy a large play area and make some new friends! Sip & Safari offers a safe and fun place for children 6 and under to romp around, while parents can relax a bit and still keep an eye on their youngsters.

Meet Danielle. Jill-of-all-trades.

Are you looking for an Urban Personal Assistant/Household Manager who is child-friendly?!?!

This highly motivated, hard working, energetic, and passionate Executive Nanny comes to us with over 10 years of experience working with families in Canada and the USA. Some of her job titles include ‘personal assistant’, ‘household manager’ and all around ‘Super Nanny’ She has studied child and adolescent development at university and has first aid and CPR training. Danielle has experience with children of all ages, including newborn and infant care!

What’s in your nanny bag?

What’s in your nanny bag?