30 Fun Activities this Summer

As the days get longer and the kids are out of school, you may find yourself trying to find different activities for your children to keep them entertained. We like to mix up different day camps, activities to do as a family, and some small road trips. Here are a list of fun activities around… Read more »

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 »

The Financial Side of a Nanny Share

Finding affordable childcare can be one of the biggest struggles that parents face.  One solution that is gaining momentum is a Nanny Share.  This means that one nanny is caring for the children from two (or possibly three) families at the same time.  This allows for the families to enjoy the benefits,  flexibility and ease that… Read more »

Baking with Suzie’s Sourdough Circus

Sourdough is no ordinary bread! We got to talking all things sourdough with Kathy Sager, author of Suzie’s Sourdough Circus. The book is a delightful rhyming story about a little girl, named Suzie, who lovingly prepares sourdough bread with the help of her dad. As she works, the sourdough “creatures” begin to stir and come… 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 »