Monthly Archives: May 2010

Is your Nanny an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Is your Nanny an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

After searching for the perfect nanny, how are you going to pay her?

In determining the nanny’s status as an employee or as an independent contractor, Canada Revenue Agency does the following tests:

Control: Are you specifying the work to be done? Are you specifying the working hours and are you reviewing the work that was done?
Tools & Equipment: Are you retaining the right of use over the tools and equipment that the nanny uses for the work? Are you supplying the necessary equipment for the nanny to use to care of the children (e.g. high chair, crib, stroller) when the nanny is at work?
Financial Risk: Are you reimbursing the nanny for costs of children activities (e.g. entrance fee for zoo, Science World or a play group)? Are you reimbursing the nanny for the costs of transportation during work time?
Integration: Do you have a continuous relationship with the nanny?

What’s a fair nanny wage?

Hiring a nanny can be affordable. You just need to be aware what the factors are involved in a nannies salary. Here are some of the costs to think about.

Customer Service Representative/Booking Agent

Nannies on Call, an upscale boutique company with branches in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, Calgary and Toronto, has an opening in the downtown Vancouver office for a customer service representative/booking agent with an upbeat, outgoing personality. This is an entry-level position with opportunity for both mentorship and growth — in a fun, young company with genuine clients you’ll actually care about.

Nanny Angel Network Update

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the tremendous success of the Nanny Angel Network which has been possible through your generous support. To date, the Angels have provided care to 40 young mothers with breast cancer. Our 66 specially trained volunteers have given over 400 hours of their time.

How to be a “stand out” nanny!

We receive hundreds of nanny resumes at Nannies on Call each month and many of them never make it to the interview stage. Below are 10 tips on how to stand out in the crowd and get called for an interview when applying for a nanny position. It does not take much just a little care and attention. Just the same as parents would expect when you are caring for their children.

Tips for keeping your nanny happy.

Here are some suggestions to aid clarity and happiness in your relationship with your Nanny. Follow the contract. Pay your nanny on the date agreed and the amount agreed. Create a day timer (can be very helpful in the beginning) to write down things that you want done and a schedule for the day i.e. […]

Mother’s Day Treat’s

“I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.” – Gloria Steinem

It’s time to celebrate extraordinary people – Mother’s day is around the corner on Sunday the 9th so whether you’re creating your own celebration, taking your mom, sister or friend be sure to dedicate the weekend in honoring “moms”.