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 »

Announcing the Nannies on Call iPhone app

As you know, we are just a call away from giving your children the care they deserve. However, in order to serve you better, we are pleased to announce our mobile app launch. The Nannies on Call app is designed to provide swift communication and world-class customer service to our clients wherever they are. With… 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 »

8 steps to hire the perfect nanny

You are about to put the livelihood of your children into the hands of someone that you do not know, and for most parents, hiring a nanny is an overwhelming process. Ultimately, you want to find someone whom you can trust to provide the best care for your children while you are away. If you… Read more »