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… Read more »

Nannies on Call is offering scholarships

Scholarship is the first of its kind for Canadian nannies A study of employment patterns by Statistics Canada show that the number of families where both parents work has increased significantly in the past 40 years. 53% of homes currently have both parents working. This has led to the need for better childcare options and… Read more »

50 Ideas For When The Weather Is Lousy

Psssst!  Nannies!  Here are 50 fun activities that can be organized with minimal preparation using items found in the home.  Keep this list handy for rainy days, snow days or extreme temperatures! 1-Finger paint on tinfoil 2-Paper Airplanes 3- Play in the bath with kitchen items and make ‘bubblechinos’! 4- Have a tea party with stuffies on… Read more »

Mango Float Recipe

Mango Float is a delicious dessert that is quick and easy to prepare. Learn how to make this amazing dessert for parties and gatherings.. You can also try to freeze your mango float to make it more like an ice cream cake texture. Ingredients: 5 ripe mangoes, thinly sliced. 1 box of Graham crackers 1… Read more »

Husband Approved Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

If your husband is anything like mine with a caveman desire to eat meat wrapped in meat topped with meat, then you know how they cringe at the word vegetarian or vegan. I’ve had to be quite crafty in tricking him into eating a vegetarian meal. I myself try to eat a meatless dinner at… Read more »

Grab your umbrellas…. It’s that time of year again!

The weather forecast shows nothing but that little rain emoji. Your umbrella becomes your best (and most necessary) accessory, and the fear kicks in as you remember those energetic two year olds that you’re going to have to entertain ALL DAY! You think about going to an indoor child friendly café. Brilliant idea! Unfortunately, it… Read more »