Author Archives: mkelsey

What is the difference between a Nanny and an Au Pair?

If you are planning on working in Canada as a nanny from overseas, it is important to understand the differences between applying as a nanny or as an au pair.  What is a live-out Nanny? A nanny has several years of experience caring for children and often, this is the nanny’s chosen career Some nannies […]

The Financial Side of a Nanny Share

Finding affordable childcare can be one of the biggest struggles that parents face.  One solution that is gaining momentum is a Nanny Share.  This means that one nanny is caring for the children from two (or possibly three) families at the same time.  This allows for the families to enjoy the benefits,  flexibility and ease that […]

Gap Year in Canada

Are you thinking about taking a gap year but don’t want to go broke on your year away?  Becoming a nanny in Canada could be the perfect solution for you!  You can make a great salary while experiencing Canada and making loads of new friends.  There are many families across Canada interested in hiring foreign […]

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 […]