Category Archives: Parenting Solutions

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 […]

Seasons Change, and so do Nannies’ Roles!

Here is the situation –  The summer is here and you have hired an enthusiastic and animated nanny to ensure that your kids have a memorable summer and are kept safe. Isn’t summer great!?!   And then, in a blink of an eye,  September is looming and you are starting to devise your back-to-school mental […]

Taking Your Nanny on Vacation

Your vacation is supposed to be a stress-free experience. Bringing a nanny along can be the key to not only a stress-free vacation, but also one where the children are tended to while you and your spouse are able to enjoy some alone time, too. However, to ensure that your vacation is as wonderful as it should be, you will need to sit down with your spouse and your nanny prior to leaving and work out all of the minor details so that everyone is on the same page.