Category Archives: Super Nanny

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 […]

Vancouver Nannies Available!

Addison is a very confident and impressive nanny! Having just graduated at the University of Ontario with her Child and Youth Work Advanced Diploma, she has a wide range of age experience from 6 months and up (including twins!). Having worked as a full time and part time nanny, preschool teacher assistant, daycare worker, regular babysitter and children’s skating instructor, Addison’s passion for children is apparent.

Rainy day activities in Vancouver

It rains in Vancouver. That’s nothing new. But a little rain does not mean staying bored at home with the kids. We have our top 4 favourite things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day: Go bowling! Vancouver options include Grandview Lanes, Commodore Bowling, Town ‘n Country Bowl, Revs Bowling (Burnaby and Maple Ridge […]

Your Kid ­Friendly Workout Playlist

Fitting in your daily fix of physical activity when you have kids is definitely a challenge. But making it fun both you and your little ones is one way to combine fitness and family time. That’s  something to look forward to! Now all you need is some kid ­friendly (read: clean lyrics) tunes to  get everyone pumped and moving. Here’s your playlist… 1. Avicii ­ Wake Me up 2. will.i.am ­ I Like To Move It 3. Charli XCX ­ Red Balloon 4. A*Teens ­ Mamma Mia 5. Shawn Mendes ­ Something Big 6. Jackson 5 ­ I Want You Back 7. PSY ­ Gangnam Style 8. Pharrell Williams ­ Happy 9. Zendaya and Bella Thorne ­ Contagious Love 10. Glee Cast ­ You’re The One That I Want Shortcut: Load up these ready ­made Spotify playlists! Pop For Kids Kids Workout  

How To Be a ‘Fun, But Firm’ Nanny

As a nanny for NOC, we work with a variety of children from many different backgrounds. The only thing some of these kids have in common is their biological age, other than that they have different temperaments, energy levels, and food preferences. Something that is sometimes requested on postings is a ‘fun, but firm’ nanny for more spirited children. I would like to share some tricks that I have learned after working with kids for over a decade.

Exquisite Corpse: Simple, creative fun!

“Exquisite Corpse” is a fun and simple game that has been around since at least 1925. Invented by the surrealists, the game requires nothing but two artists, a piece of paper, and a drawing implement. The paper is folded in half “hamburger style,” or horizontally. With the paper folded, the first artist does the upper […]

The Whole “Kitten Caboodle”

The Whole “Kitten Caboodle”– more tips on Nanny kits Many Nannies on Call bookings recommend bringing a nanny kit, and many nannies have asked about just what that kit should include. We’ve addressed the nanny kit on this blog, but if you’d rather not scroll through past entries, or if you’d just like a little […]

The Concierge Cooks?

The term “Chef Concierge” comes from the French word for “chief” and essentially their role is to oversee the Guest Services for hotels.  While they play many roles, they are not the cooks!  Typically 4 and 5 star hotels have a full service Concierge desk where they assist the guests with their various needs like […]

Yelling is Not Effective

Whether we like it or not there’s no denying that as a parent or a nanny we’ve all yelled at our kids at some point.  And most likely felt self aware and slightly guilty for losing our temper afterwards.  Sometimes yelling is necessary; safety! Like that time when my son ran through a parking lot […]

Sitting Down with Nanny Candice

Candice R. is the type of nanny your child(ren) will ask back for time and time again! She has the natural ability to engage the children in fun, healthy play as well as put parents at ease when their wee ones are in her care. We have had the pleasure of working with Candice as […]