Author Archives: mkelsey

Guarantee of Hours vs Banking Nanny Hours

In the Nanny industry it is standard practice to guarantee a certain number of hours to your nanny per week (or month). This guarantee of hours is a standard term used in the nanny industry which states the number of hours per week (or month) that the nanny will be available for work and is […]

Searching for Faeries in East Vancouver

While Downtown Vancouver seems to get the most of the love, East Vancouver will always be my favourite part of town. Sure, Downtown has Science World, all the big name stores, and not one but two stadiums — but East Van is full of all sorts of hidden treasures of the smaller-scale variety. It’s a […]

Visit and Animal Sanctuary

Looking for a weekend activity that’s truly memorable? Plan a day trip to visit a local animal sanctuary! Sanctuaries are unique, special places where children and adults of all ages can interact with and learn more about the animals that we don’t usually get a chance to know firsthand and up close. There are many […]

How to be a super popular, highly-requested babysitter

Here at Nannies On Call, we speak with dozens of clients about childcare and babysitting on a daily basis. Hundreds of clients per month. Thousands of clients in a year. What this means is that we have a very clear idea of the types of babysitters our clients are looking for, and we know exactly […]

When A Nanny Uses Her Own Car To Drive The Children

Nannies who have their own cars are high in demand!  When a Nanny uses his/her own car for work purposes, here are a few items to keep in mind: The Nanny should keep a detailed log of the kilometres used for work and submit that log regularly (once a week, or once a month) to […]

Baking with Suzie’s Sourdough Circus

Sourdough is no ordinary bread! We got to talking all things sourdough with Kathy Sager, author of Suzie’s Sourdough Circus. The book is a delightful rhyming story about a little girl, named Suzie, who lovingly prepares sourdough bread with the help of her dad. As she works, the sourdough “creatures” begin to stir and come […]

Mango Float Recipe

Mango Float is a delicious dessert that is quick and easy to prepare. Learn how to make this amazing dessert for parties and gatherings.. You can also try to freeze your mango float to make it more like an ice cream cake texture. Ingredients: 5 ripe mangoes, thinly sliced. 1 box of Graham crackers 1 […]

Customer Service Rep Opening!

Nannies On Call, an upscale boutique company with branches in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, Toronto, and Ottawa, has an opening in their downtown Vancouver call centre for a customer service representative with an upbeat, outgoing personality. This is an entry-level position with opportunity for both mentorship and growth – in a fun, young company with […]

Husband Approved Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

If your husband is anything like mine with a caveman desire to eat meat wrapped in meat topped with meat, then you know how they cringe at the word vegetarian or vegan. I’ve had to be quite crafty in tricking him into eating a vegetarian meal. I myself try to eat a meatless dinner at […]

Grab your umbrellas…. It’s that time of year again!

The weather forecast shows nothing but that little rain emoji. Your umbrella becomes your best (and most necessary) accessory, and the fear kicks in as you remember those energetic two year olds that you’re going to have to entertain ALL DAY! You think about going to an indoor child friendly café. Brilliant idea! Unfortunately, it […]