Author Archives: mkelsey

Are moms qualified nannies?

At Nannies on Call, we regularly get mothers applying to become nannies and often, these mothers do not have any childcare experience other than raising their own children.  They become frustrated when we tell them that they do not have enough experience to work with us and we hear things such as, “You’re telling me […]

Nannyversary

Arcela D. – 5 years We are very happy to congratulate nanny Arcela D. on celebrating her 5 year Nannyversary with Nannies on Call this month!  Since joining our team in early 2012, Arcela has worked over 500 jobs with almost 300 families who have called her “wonderful,” “absolutely amazing,” and “one of the most […]

Nanny of the Month – Lise

Originally from Quebec, Nanny Lise comes from a large family, and has been caring for children since she was only a teenager.  She is fully bilingual in French and English, and has two grown children of her own. Lise began her professional childcare career as a daycare provider in 2004, and continued on as an […]

Carmelle – Nanny of the Month

Nanny Carmelle S. is celebrating her 10 year nanny-versary with Nannies on Call in Vancouver. Carmelle came to Nannies on Call in 2006 with more than 20 years of childcare experience and has worked well over 1,000 jobs with more than 500 families since then. A mother herself, she understands the concerns of today’s parents […]

Nanny of the Month

Our October Nanny of the Month, Nanny Arcela, has worked with our agency for 4 years, and has steadily become a favourite of many of our Calgary families. She knows how to win the hearts of the children she cares for with her warm personality and kind heart. Past clients describe Arcela as “wonderful”, and […]

Nanny of the Month

Congratulations Nanny Skylar, you are our September Nanny of the Month! Working with Nannies on Call since 2015, Skylar brings a ton of energy and a great attitude to all the families she has worked for. Skylar, who is known for her nanny bag full of fun games and crafts, is someone who is always […]

Nanny of the Month

Nanny Tatiana L. is celebrating her 5 year nannyversary with Nannies on Call this month, having taken over 260 jobs with over 100 families since joining our team in 2011.  Originally from Russia, Tatiana worked as an activity leader/counsellor in the elementary school system in Omsk before moving to Canada as a live-in caregiver in […]

Nanny of the Month

Our August Nanny of the Month, Nanny Susan is new to our agency this year, but she has quickly made a name for herself with both clients as well as the Nannies On Call staff. Her background as a life coach, along with her warm and engaging personality make her a hit with families that she babysits for. She is an expert at putting parents and children at ease, and her past clients describe her as outstanding, excellent, and professional. We are fortunate and proud to have nanny Susan as part of the On Call nanny team. Congratulations, Susan!

What I do as a nanny

I work as a nanny. People ask what I do and I say “oh, I nanny” as if I’m saying “oh, I mostly sit around painting by numbers” or “oh I don’t actually have a real job I just blow bubbles in the park”. Now, if I wasn’t chained to the internalized misogyny, institutional undervaluing […]

APPsolutely Crazy

Apps are supposed to make your life easier right? You can schedule a pick up with Uber with the click of a button, book an apartment while travelling with AirBnB in less than one minute, and find a date on Tinder with just the swipe of your finger  Need a babysitter?  There is an app […]