Category Archives: Parenting Solutions

Guarantee of Hours vs Banking Nanny Hours

In the Nanny industry it is standard practice to guarantee a certain number of hours to your nanny per week (or month). This guarantee of hours is a standard term used in the nanny industry which states the number of hours per week (or month) that the nanny will be available for work and is […]

When A Nanny Uses Her Own Car To Drive The Children

Nannies who have their own cars are high in demand!  When a Nanny uses his/her own car for work purposes, here are a few items to keep in mind: The Nanny should keep a detailed log of the kilometres used for work and submit that log regularly (once a week, or once a month) to […]

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 […]

Organizing on a Budget – The Eternal Struggle in Smaller Spaces

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to fit too much stuff into too little space.  My apartment boasts multiple boatloads of books, an ever-expanding record collection, too many puzzles to count, 30+ years worth of clothes, and only one closet.  It isn’t ideal but with the right organization, it is very manageable and tidy. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]