Overnight Sitters – What you need to know
It is getting to be that time of year – fun and festive but also “go go go” as you try to get your projects at work done before year end, host family meals and festivities, go shopping and toast to the year behind and the year ahead at parties, parties, parties!
November 12, 2018
How to set a nanny or babysitter salary?
It’s time to leave your child with a new babysitter - but what is a fair rate these days?
September 17, 2018
How parents manage their children's stress about starting daycare
Your child will soon be introduced to the world of daycare. To ensure this new phase goes as smoothly as possible, here are a few tips to make life easier.
August 27, 2018
Nanny Contracts – Formalise your ways of working together
Nanny contract: two words that do not seem like they should be put together. Your nanny is like a member of your family; he or she is the person you trust to look after your children.
August 27, 2018
Nanny's background – step by step
Selecting a nanny or a babysitter to whom you will entrust your children and your home is definitely an important decision that you should not take lightly.
July 30, 2018
Top tips for transitioning to a new babysitter
As the great Greek philosopher Heraclitus said – Change is the only constant. 1500 years on and that statement could not be more true! Helping your children find a healthy way through periods of change is a great life skill.
January 22, 2018
Holiday Nannies and Babysitters
Planning a vacation? Hurrah! Holidays are fun for everyone! And a great way to break out of the dull drums of the winter.
May 29, 2017
10 questions for your babysitter
Finding a good babysitter… We don’t want to leave our children in anybody’s care, especially when this person is a minor we don’t know.
October 24, 2016
What should you look for in a summer sitter?
Beyond the usual qualities you are looking for in a nanny, summer sitters must have specific skills to ensure that your child will securely enjoy summer activities.
May 17, 2015
Interviewing a nanny - the In-Person Interview
Interviewing a nanny is the cornerstone of the recruiting process. It should be the next step after a phone interview and it should allow you to make your final decision about the candidate.
February 2, 2015
Baby's first time with a nanny
Leaving your baby with a nanny for the first time is an important step in the life of baby and in yours.
September 29, 2014
What daycare workers say
With children who talk so much and the presence of parents every morning and every afternoon, daycare workers see a lot of things and sometimes they cannot believe what they see!
January 25, 2013