Author Archives: mkelsey

Meet Nanny Lissa from Victoria – Nanny of the Month

Here at Nannies on Call, we have wonderful nannies that strive to make your family’s life run smoothly each and every day of the year.   Whether you’re looking for someone to come along with you on your summer travels or help you settle into the routine of the new school year, here are just […]

What Are the Disadvantages of a Nanny Share? Evaluate Your Options

A nanny share is an ideal arrangement for families seeking to reduce costs, expose their little ones to other children and build relationships with families with similar interests. However, a nanny share is not for everyone. In fact, some of the disadvantages may lead you to consider a private nanny or an on-call nanny from […]

An Open Letter to All Job Applicants

Dear Job Applicant, I read nanny resumes for a living. It’s fair to say that when it comes to applying for a nanny job, I know what I’m talking about, because I know what employers are looking for. It’s all about first impressions and you might be surprised to find out that you only get […]

Maternity Must Haves

I recently had my first experience at a maternity store, Thyme Maternity to be exact. I have to admit, I was kind of dreading it thinking that I don’t particularly like clothes shopping in general because when things don’t fit you or look good it can make you feel bad about yourself! And in my […]

Nannies on Call is Hiring!

Nannies on Call, an upscale boutique company with branches in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary, Victoria and Toronto, has an opening in the Vancouver office for a dynamic Nanny Recruiter with a proven track record of sourcing and hiring the most extraordinary talent! We are looking for a Recruiter who is self-motivated and results-driven, to contribute […]

6 reasons your children should learn to swim!

With summer upon us, the weather is warming up and children are excited and eager to jump into a pool, beach or lake. They love splashing around, playing and having fun! The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that children do not start formal swimming lessons until after their 4th birthday. This will ensure that your […]

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

Summer is upon us! And with that a delicious variety of sweet, juicy fruit is in season. These fruit kebabs are an absolute hit amongst kids! Offer your children a plain banana and it’s likely that they’re not hungry. But, offering them one of these and you’ll all of a sudden have similar cooking skills […]

Seasons Change, and so do Nannies’ Roles!

Here is the situation –  The summer is here and you have hired an enthusiastic and animated nanny to ensure that your kids have a memorable summer and are kept safe. Isn’t summer great!?!   And then, in a blink of an eye,  September is looming and you are starting to devise your back-to-school mental […]

Taking Your Nanny on Vacation

Your vacation is supposed to be a stress-free experience. Bringing a nanny along can be the key to not only a stress-free vacation, but also one where the children are tended to while you and your spouse are able to enjoy some alone time, too. However, to ensure that your vacation is as wonderful as it should be, you will need to sit down with your spouse and your nanny prior to leaving and work out all of the minor details so that everyone is on the same page.

Play dough Recipe

When my children were little we used to love making this recipe. The best part is watching the mixture change from a goo to a solid ball of play dough. The kids played with it right out of the pot and enjoyed the warmth on their hands as they kneaded it out. Give them some […]