How to Talk to Children About Black Lives Matter

  Over the past few weeks, protests against racism and police brutality have taken place across Canada and the United States. Everywhere we look, we are reminded of the injustices people of colour, and specifically black communities, face on a daily basis. Our news feeds are full of updates, opinions, and acts of solidarity. Television… Read more »

Weekly COVID-19 Update

As you know from our email last week, we decided to temporarily shut down our On Call Babysitting department. We felt it was the right thing to do at this time to protect the health and safety of our nannies and families. We know for many of you this means a loss of income that you depended on for rent and food. We’re doing our best to stay up to date with any funding coming from the government and will pass on any information you may find helpful each Monday.

Is your Nanny and 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… Read more »

Do I have to give my nanny vacation time?

There are many questions surrounding employing a nanny and vacation allowance.  Kate McGeachin, a Placement Manager at Nannies on Call answers 5 of the most commonly asked questions. Do I have to allow my nanny to take vacation? Yes.  Nannies have the same rights as employees in any other industry. They are entitled to a… Read more »

Do I need a contract?

Many families and nannies are working together without an employment contract. The contract is in place to protect you and ensure you are both clear on the expectations of the job. Often issues arise when job details are not clear and families/nannies have disagreements over the job responsibilities. Download our sample basic nanny contract below… Read more »