Category Archives: Parenting Solutions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guarantee of Hours vs Banking Nanny Hours

In the Nanny industry it is standard practice to guarantee a certain number of hours to your nanny per week (or month). This guarantee of hours is a standard term used in the nanny industry which states the number of hours per week (or month) that the nanny will be available for work and is […]

When A Nanny Uses Her Own Car To Drive The Children

Nannies who have their own cars are high in demand!  When a Nanny uses his/her own car for work purposes, here are a few items to keep in mind: The Nanny should keep a detailed log of the kilometres used for work and submit that log regularly (once a week, or once a month) to […]

Shift Workers – Different Options for Finding Childcare

It is becoming more and more common to hear of parents working different schedules and varying shifts. Think about all the Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Firefighters, Chef’s, Teachers and Factory workers that you know. It really starts to make sense that finding a caregiver for your children can be a difficult and daunting task if […]

Opening in the Capital City – Ottawa

Nannies on Call is excited to announce that we are opening in Ottawa on October 1st, 2017! Nannies on Call provides Extraordinary on Call nanny services and Full time, Part time and Short Term nanny placements services in Ottawa. Our Extraordinary nannies are devoted childcare professionals placed at an exceptional standard of quality and reliability […]

Taxable Benefits and Nannies

A taxable benefit is a perk that is provided at no cost to the nanny.  The perk is for the nanny to use for his/her personal use, on his/her personal time. Some common examples of taxable benefits that nannies’ often receive are: transit passes room and board gym memberships cell phones (proportion for personal use) […]

Why book a babysitter with Nannies On Call?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Nannies On Call is, “Why should I book a babysitter with your agency?” Great question! We’re happy to answer it! If you are a parent in search of a professional babysitting service, you should know that when you book a babysitter with Nannies On […]

Organizing on a Budget – The Eternal Struggle in Smaller Spaces

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to fit too much stuff into too little space.  My apartment boasts multiple boatloads of books, an ever-expanding record collection, too many puzzles to count, 30+ years worth of clothes, and only one closet.  It isn’t ideal but with the right organization, it is very manageable and tidy. […]