At Nannies on Call, we have been inundated with questions from parents since the start of COVID-19. Do you have questions about hiring a Nanny during Covid-19? How do you handle sick days, social distancing, Nanny rates, contracts, or which questions to ask during an interview? We will cover it all during this hour-long Q&A… Read more »
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 »
We are well into this pandemic and no one is sure when it will end. It’s causing a lot of stress and uncertainty in people’s lives, especially on the financial front.
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.
If your nanny has worked with you for more than a year, it’s time to seriously consider scheduling an annual review with them. Over the course of the year, your nanny has had time to settle into her role and develop a routine to accomplish her responsibilities and meld into the daily schedule of the… Read more »
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 »
When my children were little we used to love making this recipe. The best part is watching the mixture change from a goo to a solid ball of play dough. The kids played with it right out of the pot and enjoyed the warmth on their hands as they kneaded it out. Give them some… Read more »
Your vacation is supposed to be a stress-free experience. Bringing a nanny along can be the key to not only a stress-free vacation, but also one where the children are tended to while you and your spouse are able to enjoy some alone time, too. However, to ensure that your vacation is as wonderful as… Read more »
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 »
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 »