Tag Archives: On call nannies

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 […]

Best Hotcakes Ever!!

My children and family regularly ask for this for a “breakfast for supper meal” also – sometimes you just want something comforting and this is a great meal after running all over town with two kids in several sports!

Things to do in Halifax with the kids!

Things to do in Halifax with the kids! Wondering what to do this weekend? Or perhaps where your nanny can take the kiddies? Here are some things to do in and around HRM. 1)   Rainy day? Check out the latest exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.  2)   Clay Café – located on Quinpool Road […]

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:

Nanny Ice Breakers

On Call nannies have the great privilege of working with many different families throughout the year, and in doing so, they get to meet many children. Part of a nanny’s role is to get to know the children in her care fairly quickly, and earn their trust, before moving on with the events of the day, afternoon, or evening, as the case may be. Here are some easy ice breaker ideas that anyone can use to make introductions.

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.

How To Continue Educating Your Child Even When The Teachers Are On Strike

With the BC teacher’s strike looming in just a few weeks, Nannies on Call can assist with any of your childcare needs during this potentially challenging time.

Employing a Nanny will give your children the opportunity to continue learning such as having the Nanny and your child practice:

Summer Snacking

Summer time is here, kids are out of school, ready to play and of course SNACK! Snacks are a big part of any child’s life, so they should be something that will fuel their fun! Here are some easy, healthy snacks for the kiddos to enjoy this Summer season! SAY CHEESE! This one may be […]