Monthly Archives: November 2011

What to give your nanny for Christmas

This time of year client often call to ask what type of bonus they should give thier nanny for christmas. Here are a few sugestions to get you started. Feel free to be creative for your family and nanny.

We recommend the following depending on how long the nanny has been with you:

Modern Mama Modern Bump Brunch

Celebrate Pregnancy with Modern Mama’s Modern Bump Brunch, Sunday, November 27 at 12:00pm at The Brock House(3875 Grey Rd Point, Vancouver). Tickets are just $39 and are on sale at www.modernmama.ca. Space is limited.

Get insider tips on the best baby gear, learn about local parenting resources, get to know some local bump-friendly fashion, and meet other expecting moms from the lower mainland. Enjoy all this and more in addition to a delicious brunch in the exclusive Brock House. The top 10 must-have baby items will be presented and given away, and each attendee will leave with a fabulous swag bag.

Fall Crafts with Leaves for Kids

Looking for a fall craft to do with the kids with things you already have around the house? Look no further.

One of a Kind Vancouver

Nannies on Call is excited to provide childcare for the One of a Kind Show Vancouver for another year. Our extraordinary nannies will be at the show all three days to keep your children busy in a fun environment.

You can shop without the rhetorical chant, “when are we leaving?!” when you have just hit the first store stall.

Hiring Grandma as the Nanny

Question:
I have a 1 year old daughter. I started work a month ago and I’m leaving my baby with my mom. I want to pay her $400 monthly …she didnt wanto to accept any payment but we agreed on that amount. Does my mom have to count that income for taxes? Can I claim her pay as a childcare expense? Should I hire her as a nanny? Do I have to apply for a business number?

It’s BabyTime!

Why brave a mommy event so big it is classified as a “trade show”? Three words: swag, prizes, and speakers!

Nannies on Call will have a booth at this weekend’s BabyTime Fall Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building). Running November 11th-13th from 10am-6pm daily, there are stage shows ranging from My Little Pony Live to Infant Massage and Salsa Babies. Seminar speakers include “The Sleep Doula” Tracy Ruiz and Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books.

Get down on the floor and play!

Want to know the number one complaint from clients after they interview some nannies? “They did not even interact with my children.” Find out how to make a great impression and get the job.

Toronto Nanny of the Month

Joji came to the agency highly recommended with a wealth of knowledge and experience in June 2011. With over 18 years of professional Nanny experience and a background in Nursing, Joji is highly organized, adaptable, mature, confident and friendly. She also speaks Spanish and French!