Local Summer Fun – Toronto

Everybody’s summers are looking a little different this year! With borders being closed, travel restrictions, and social distancing measures still in effect, families are having to reevaluate their summer vacation plans. Fortunately, we’ve been doing some research as well and have put together a list of a few fun, family-friendly activities and events going on… Read more »

Back to School

We finally have some answers regarding what the 2020/2021 school year will look like. In the last couple of weeks, we have learned that BC, Alberta, and Ontario will all reopen full-time in September for elementary and high school students. We are still awaiting further details, depending on each province and individual school districts, and… Read more »

Local Summer Fun – Calgary

Everybody’s summers are looking a little different this year! With borders being closed, travel restrictions, and social distancing measures still in effect, families are having to reevaluate their summer vacation plans. Fortunately, we’ve been doing some research as well and have put together a list of a few fun, family-friendly activities and events going on… Read more »

Local Summer Fun – Vancouver

Everybody’s summers are looking a little different this year! With borders being closed, travel restrictions, and social distancing measures still in effect, families are having to reevaluate their summer vacation plans. Fortunately, we’ve been doing some research as well and have put together a list of a few fun, family-friendly activities and events going on… Read more »

On Call Babysitting Update

Hello Nannies on Call Family, Happy Summer! It’s been 2 months since we re-opened our On Call Babysitting service and we wanted to share what’s been happening behind the scenes with you. Thank you!  Firstly, we want to thank both our families and nannies for their loyalty and for trusting us during our re-opening. As… Read more »

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.

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 »