Author Archives: mkelsey

Four Ways to Spot a Fake Reference

When hiring childcare staff, outstanding references are extremely vital to the process. We get thousands of applicants every day here at Nannies On Call and sometimes; we do get individuals who list friends or family as references. So how do we spot a fake reference? Here are four ways in which we can make sure […]

Getting through separation anxiety – Home Management Strategies

Being a parent is one of the greatest jobs in the world. But it can also be terribly overwhelming, especially if this is the first time that you’re spending time away from your little one. It can be hard for both you and your child to let go of each other and spend some time […]

Healthy Vs. Yummy Food – How to find that perfect balance

Admit it, we’ve all gone through the eternal struggle of choosing either that green salad or the cheeseburger. And more often than not, the cheeseburger wins the battle! When we as adults have such a hard time staying away from yummy but ultimately unhealthy food, can you really blame the little ones from wanting chips […]

Nanny of the Month

Karen is our incredibly warm and friendly Nanny, whose passion lies with caring for children. She is an experienced ECE teacher, Postpartum Nurse, Summer Counsellor, Mother & Grandmother, so in theory she has done it all! She has tonnes of experience working with children of all ages however working with infants and newborns is her […]

30 Fun Activities this Summer

As the days get longer and the kids are out of school, you may find yourself trying to find different activities for your children to keep them entertained. We like to mix up different day camps, activities to do as a family, and some small road trips. Here are a list of fun activities around […]

Full Time Placement Consultant Needed

Are you looking for a new career? Nannies on Call has the opportunity for you. Who are we? With a well-earned reputation for the best nannies in the biz and over 26,000 families connected with warm and loving nannies, Nannies on Call alleviates childcare concerns in a pinch. We are intensely dedicated to childcare that exceeds expectations, […]

What should I pay my nanny?

What should I expect to pay a live out nanny? As a working parent, I understand the tough balance between finding affordable childcare with quality childcare.  At Nannies on Call, we find that that the average hourly rate that nannies seek is sitting between $16-25 (Across Canada), with the average being about $20 gross per […]

Nannies on Call is offering scholarships

Scholarship is the first of its kind for Canadian nannies A study of employment patterns by Statistics Canada show that the number of families where both parents work has increased significantly in the past 40 years. 53% of homes currently have both parents working. This has led to the need for better childcare options and […]

8 Simple Relaxation Techniques

8 effective ways to help you get rid of stress. You can do these steps easily whether you are at home, at work or on the move. Breathe – Slow, deep breaths can greatly decrease blood pressure and heart rate. This diversion also gives your mind something to focus on. Let the breaths to enter […]

50 Ideas For When The Weather Is Lousy

Psssst!  Nannies!  Here are 50 fun activities that can be organized with minimal preparation using items found in the home.  Keep this list handy for rainy days, snow days or extreme temperatures! 1-Finger paint on tinfoil 2-Paper Airplanes 3- Play in the bath with kitchen items and make ‘bubblechinos’! 4- Have a tea party with stuffies on […]