Tag Archives: Babysitters

Game of Observation

As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.

Children and housework

The trick to bring your children to help at home is to motivate them to do so. Here are some tips and tricks: If parents do their tasks without complaining about it, the children learn that it is not a punishment to help with housework. Instead they learn to see it as something that is […]

Bananas for Bananas!

I love ice cream, I mean, who doesn’t? It is a tasty treat that seems to make summer all that more…well, summery! I just cannot have very much ice cream. For a variety of reasons, one being that my tummy and dairy are not getting along as well as they used to. Enter Bananas. Bananas […]

Things to Do, Places to See, Stuff to Eat!

It is no secret that the Lower Mainland, though lovely, is pricey. From home prices, filling up the car with gas, to buying a 4L of milk…our wallets take more of a hit than most! Just because some things are in fact pricey…does not mean you can’t have fun in Vancouver, or the surrounding area, […]

Bedtime snuggles and favourite book – Mommy magic time!!

Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space.  Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they […]

Happy Nannyversary!

​Sarah J.​ Is celebrating her 5 year nannyversary with Nannies on Call this month. This year has been especially exciting for Sarah as she has just welcomed her baby boy this past March! She has been working with Nannies on Call since 2010 and during that time has completed over 430 On Call bookings with […]

Almond Joy Recipe

These days, allergies are everywhere! It is hard to meet anyone who is not allergic to something. Especially when working with little ones! Lately, a rise in gluten and lactose intolerance in children has left many people wondering…well, what CAN I bake for my children, or the children I nanny for? Enter GOOP. No, not […]

Social Media: How to make sure your professional and personal life are kept separate

In this day and age of technology, word spreads a lot faster than just by word of mouth. You can now have a reputation, relationship, or feud with someone you haven’t even met in person. Now, more than ever, it’s important to safeguard yourself online because you really never know….who is looking? With the rise […]

Lice

LITTLE CRITTERS IN THE HAIR, LITTLE CRITTERS EVERYWHERE

When working in a variety of families’ homes or hotel rooms you find yourself more exposed to different things – not all good! It is reality that lice and other little critters live amongst us whether we want to admit it or not. However, you can reduce the chances of getting up close and personal with these pests by considering knowing a bit about them and considering the following:

Toddler crafts that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!