Tag Archives: Hiring a nanny

Over and Above your Nanny’s Wage!

Your nanny should not be responsible for paying for things relating to the day to day of their job. In certain cases this can’t be helped, so it is wise to have a petty cash fund on hand. If something last minute comes up, it will be your nanny’s responsibility to keep the receipt and give to you for a reimbursement. Please do not include this in your nanny’s pay cheque so that she is not taxed for it and compensate her as soon as possible. Here are some common examples of extras that may come up.

Expanding to Edmonton!

Nannies on Call is excited to announce that we are opening in EDMONTON on October 1st, 2014!

Nannies on Call is hiring extraordinary on call nannies to help us WOW Edmonton families! Have you recently moved to Edmonton or have friends in the area? Please forward them this email.

The Importance of Transition

Having a new caregiver or Nanny in your home can be stressful for all parties; parents, children and Nanny. Transitions can be hard for young children, especially toddlers who are never happy with change and can play ‘strange’ to new people in their lives.

Vancouver’s Spotlight Nanny for June!

Are you looking for the whole package? A big sister type that has an education and experience as a nanny rolled into one? Look no further, Nanny Lindsay is all these things and more! Lindsay is friendly, outgoing and very artistic! With a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design, […]

Victoria Nanny Spotlight!

Introducing Nanny Krystal !!

With experience from newborns to teens, Krystal has been a nanny in BC and has worked with elementary school-aged children with
special needs both in and out of school. She has seven brothers so she is energetic and sociable! Her past employers have said that she is reliable, dedicated, kind yet firm when necessary, and truly enjoys children.

Top 5 reasons to read to your child (or any child in your care!!)

A stronger relationship with you. As the child grows older, he’ll be on the move—playing, running, and constantly exploring his environment. Snuggling up with a book lets the two of you slow down and reading will become a nurturing activity that will bring you closer together. Academic excellence. One of the primary benefits of reading […]

Nannies Should NOT Pay for Work!

In the news lately we are hearing too often about companies being scrutinized for their practices. Agencies, let alone businesses in general are not supposed to charge anyone to look for work! I am specifically speaking about Nanny Agencies that ‘assist’ a childcare provider in finding a great family match. Nannies being promised a great position….for only $4000! When they say that they can’t afford it, they borrow from friends or family, or worse they borrow from the source and are charged huge interest rates. This is not ok and you would hope that hearing just one bad story would prompt others not to be taken to the cleaners.

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Nanny Vacation

There are many questions surrounding employing a nanny and vacation allowance. Kate McGeachin, a Placement Manager at Nannies on Call answers 5 of the most commonly asked questions.

Do I have to allow my nanny to take vacation?

Yes. Nannies have the same rights as employees in any other industry. They are entitled to a minimum of 4% vacation per year (4% is the equivalent to 2 weeks vacation). Most Nannies get anywhere from 2 – 6 weeks paid vacation.

Nanny Tips for Professional Conversations

Susan explains the importance for nannies to keep conversations professional. Staying away from anything personal like finances, breakups or late night partying.

Toronto and Vancouver Nanny Spotlight

From March 15th – April 30th, any nanny placed in Vancouver or Toronto (short term, part time or full time) will be entitled to a special offer: Placement fees are 10% of the Nanny’s salary (minimums in place – $3000 for full time, $2000 for part time and $1000 for short term). Please note that all our full time placements will include payroll services for 12 months for one nanny.