Category Archives: Parenting Solutions

How to Bully-Proof You Child

25% of public schools report that bullying among children happen on a weekly or daily basis. Yes. That is a fact. Every day we see heart breaking stories about how bullying has affected children. Bullying is not just about physical violence anymore; there are numerous ways in which a child can feel like they are […]

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 […]

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 […]