Author Archives: mkelsey

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 […]

The BEST and WORST time to Eat Fruits

Fruits are full of nutrients that helps our body combat against different diseases. You can mix fruits with yogurt, salt or even with salad if you like.. But, can we really have fruits any way and anytime we want to? Just like any other foods, fruits can be more damaging than beneficial if not eaten […]

Shift Workers – Different Options for Finding Childcare

It is becoming more and more common to hear of parents working different schedules and varying shifts. Think about all the Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Firefighters, Chef’s, Teachers and Factory workers that you know. It really starts to make sense that finding a caregiver for your children can be a difficult and daunting task if […]

Opening in the Capital City – Ottawa

Nannies on Call is excited to announce that we are opening in Ottawa on October 1st, 2017! Nannies on Call provides Extraordinary on Call nanny services and Full time, Part time and Short Term nanny placements services in Ottawa. Our Extraordinary nannies are devoted childcare professionals placed at an exceptional standard of quality and reliability […]

Taxable Benefits and Nannies

A taxable benefit is a perk that is provided at no cost to the nanny.  The perk is for the nanny to use for his/her personal use, on his/her personal time. Some common examples of taxable benefits that nannies’ often receive are: transit passes room and board gym memberships cell phones (proportion for personal use) […]

Why book a babysitter with Nannies On Call?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Nannies On Call is, “Why should I book a babysitter with your agency?” Great question! We’re happy to answer it! If you are a parent in search of a professional babysitting service, you should know that when you book a babysitter with Nannies On […]

Vegan & Gluten-Friendly Curried Chickpea Salad

Like all great recipes, this one started at a restaurant – I ordered a curried chickpea salad sandwich, took one bite, and knew that I needed to figure out how to make it.  It’s a very simple and low-tech recipe (I’m sure you could use a food processor for a smoother salad but I like […]

On Call Babysitting Checklist

On Call Babysitters work with dozens, even hundreds, of families throughout their career. The best nannies come prepared for their appointments equipped with the booking confirmation, a fabulous nanny bag, a warm smile, and a list of questions for mom and dad. Knowledge is power! And having the information about the children in your care, […]

We are hiring a Booking Agent

  Nannies On Call, an upscale boutique company with branches in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria and Toronto, has an opening in the downtown Vancouver office for a customer service representative/telephone booking agent with an upbeat, outgoing personality. This is an entry-level position with opportunity for both mentorship and growth — in a fun, young company with genuine clients […]

Puzzles: Entertainment to Focus On

Summer is here and getting outside is easy.  Trips to the park, the beach, or waterpark abound and every day gives the opportunity for a new adventure.  And although the sun makes it hard to think about the rain and snow returning, staying in can be just as much an adventure.  While dress-up and make-believe […]