Navigating Nannyhood and Mummydom…All at Once

The world has changed…or should I say is changing. The work week is no longer solely 9-5, People do call during the dinner hour and women not only have joined the work force in full force, they no longer hide out in moo moos with their feet up when they are pregnant. (Although you would have a hard time telling my great Baba that that was what she while she was having 9 children, raising 9 children and running a farm…how on earth did she find time to bake bread and iron underwear.)

Hypnotherapy – An alternative choice in the health care field

The beauty of raising children in this day and age are the various options and choices one has surrounding behavioral or heath issues. No longer is a pill always the fix, hypnotherapy for children and adolescents is another choice to explore to see if it is the right type of therapy for your family. The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association defines hypnosis as “an education communication process to a person’s mind that allows his/her conscious and subconscious mind to receive the same message. The process produces an altered state of consciousness through mental and physical relaxation. The critical faculty of the mind is bypassed and the subconscious openly receives the communication”.

Nanny Reference Checks

ou have found a nanny you want to hire. She seems confident, experienced and trustworthy. Then you call her references and they do not say good things. What do you do now? You were so sure her references would be excellent.

Make sure you do enough digging. Was there one incident or was there a recurring problem. Was the nanny open to fixing the issue or did the family fire her without any discussion. A bad reference is not the end of the road.

Learning so Share!

Find the family that you want to share with FIRST. Talk talk talk, and write everything down so that you have come up with a clear plan of attack together. Even if you love a family on a personal level their approach to child rearing issues may be quite different, remember this is ALL about your child…be clear about what your CHILDCARE priorities are.

Are you a fantastic full-time nanny looking for flexible extra hours?

Nannies on Call has landed on the East Coast! We’re opening an office in downtown Toronto – and we’re hiring extraordinary on call nannies! We’re an upscale boutique agency based in Vancouver, BC since 2001 – with branches in Whistler, Victoria and Calgary. Nannies on Call provides on call, full-time, part-time and temporary childcare placements at an exceptional standard of quality and reliability to top hotels, film industry clients and private families in each of the cities we service.

Nanny Share

Share & Share Alike – Part one of a thee part series As bills mount up and mat leave comes to an end, the search for the perfect childcare solution begins. Some people are lucky enough to have family who can step up to the plate, for others money is not an issue…but for a… Read more »

How to be a “stand out” nanny!

We receive hundreds of nanny resumes at Nannies on Call each month and many of them never make it to the interview stage. Below are 10 tips on how to stand out in the crowd and get called for an interview when applying for a nanny position. It does not take much just a little care and attention. Just the same as parents would expect when you are caring for their children.