Category Archives: Ask the Expert

Nanny Share Tips

How to Delight Your Family and Your Child A nanny share can be a delightful solution to your child care needs. However, without proper planning, the arrangement may pose some challenges for you, your nanny and the other family involved. Ensure your nanny share brings happiness to all involved with these tips designed to enhance […]

How to Make a Nanny Share Work?

While a nanny share seems like a perfect arrangement for your family, the share requires ample effort on the part of the families and the nanny in order to deem it a success. In order to spend your days thankful for the opportunity to join forces with another family and a nanny who your children adore, take these steps to ensure the arrangement is secure and in line with your values and needs.

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 […]

Doing a Background Check on Your Nanny

Why You Should Do a Background Check on Nanny I try not to worry about my kids. However, as a mother who is a bit of a new-junkie, I am inexplicably drawn to every tragedy like a moth to a flame. Any story that makes me take a deep breath to quell my fear or […]

Your Nanny and Homework

With September looming in the not-too-distant future, our thoughts are slowly – albeit reluctantly – turning back to school.  All across Canada, classrooms wait to be decorated for a new group of learners.  “Back to School” signs adorn storefronts from Toronto to Halifax.  Backpacks are flying off the shelves in Vancouver, pencils are being sharpened […]

What You Should Do BEFORE Hiring a Nanny

Here’s Some Help On How to Decide on a Nanny DO THIS before Hiring a Nanny I learned the most important step in hiring a nanny from my years of being a member of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. The top teachers that we hired were those whom we first saw IN ACTION with real-live students […]

Why You Should Use an Agency When Finding a Babysitter

Why use an agency to find a babysitter in Canada? I love the Toronto restaurant scene.  My husband and I have had some amazing meals, and now I have my sights set on an evening downtown at Scaramouche, complete with a piece of their renowned coconut cream pie. However, finding a babysitter in Canada can be […]

10 Questions to Ask a New Babysitter From a Kids Perspective

We think it’s important to let our kids have questions to ask a new babysitter! My dear daughters love our new home in Vancouver. They love the new color of their bedroom, they love the sound of the new doorbell, and they love that there is a bakery two streets over. They also love that […]

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 […]