Monthly Archives: March 2014

Budgets and Compensation Packages for Nannies

When you first start the search for the perfect nanny for your family, most of you have sat down to do a budget up, right? You would be surprised at how many don’t!
The first thing you should do when making the decision about childcare for your family is sit down and decide what you can afford. Many people do not realize that there are many different things to consider. If you hire part time it is typically an hourly rate but if you hire full time, you have the choice of salary or hourly. It doesn’t end there….

Top 5 Reasons to Read to Your Child (or any child in your care!!)

Top 5 Reasons to Read to Your Child (or any child in your care!!)

Being a Professional Nanny

First impressions are a BIG deal, especially when it comes to your job or career. Whether you are sending a simple email or showing up on a client’s doorstep for the first time, it is extremely important to be aware of how you are presenting yourself. We at Nannies on Call have some great tips for our nannies on how to make sure you are representing yourself and the agency in a professional and positive manner.

Nannyversaries

Nannies on Call thrives because of the dedication and enthusiasm of our hundreds of Extraordinary Nannies.  We would like to takethis opportunity to congratulate the on call nannies that are celebrating their “Nannyversaries” this month.  Keep up the great work! Polly B. 5 years Vancouver Nanny Polly has been with Nannies on Call now for […]

Making Yummy Fruit Leather

Remember Fruit Roll Ups? Did you ever think of making them at home?
If it’s summer or fall, you might enjoy beginning this activity a day or so early by getting the kids to help pick berries or other fruit. In the off season, have some fruits ready to go in the freezer.
As yet another activity, you can first make a healthy, delicious juice before making fruit leather! Using a fruit press or common kitchen tools such as a sieve and a wooden spatula, kids can have some messy fun squishing fruit to make juice. This works well with blackberries, grapes, and many more. Be sure to refrigerate unused juice and consume within a few days to avoid fermentation.

Nanny’s Day Off

We believe that an extraordinary nanny is one that is professional, positive, ready for the day, and takes pride in nurturing and inspiring the children in her care. As a nanny, you put in a lot of work and energy into being the best nanny you can be, which is precisely why every great nanny values her time off.