Calgary Play!

Now, Calgary families may already be aware of this, but I came across the TommyKPlay Indoor Playground and Family Entertainment Center when I was doing a reference verification for an applying nanny. I was quite intrigued and so I checked out the location. I must admit that I am rather envious that I didn’t have the chance to visit such a facility when I was a child. The facilities are well staffed, can accommodate birthday parties and they provide a comfortable and clear space for adults to watch their children play.

Private School vs. Public School:

You want to give your child the best but you also have income constraints to think of. So how do you choose between private schools versus public schools?

How to Choose the Best School for Your Child

Choosing a school for your child is a daunting, even stress-inducing task. With so many choices—small school or large school, school of the arts or a technology-focused school, public school or private—it’s easy to default to the most convenient (read: geographically closest) choice.

When is the best time to have professional family photos taken?

This is a question I get asked on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis—when should we schedule our family portraits? Well, I can’t say there is a perfect time or age or season, but there are a few guidelines you could follow to determine what would work best for you family.

1) Age is more than just a number – How old your kids are matters when it comes to portraits. For example, I like to photograph newborns in the first 3 weeks of birth, then again at 3-4 months, 6-9 months and the first birthday. You have to keep in mind the age difference between your children as well; two babies will be more difficult to photograph than a baby and a toddler, and if you’ve got three or more…having the older ones at an age where they can listen and follow direction will help make the session run more smoothly.

every WOMAN

What is every WOMAN? An awesome opportunity to try activities you’ve never tried, or things you haven’t done since you were a kid. every WOMAN Events connect, support and motivate women of all ages, shapes & sizes to be active through fitness and wellness workshops. No experience necessary. All shapes and sizes welcome. Humour recommended…. Read more »

Okanagan Wineries

A Different Taste of Summer FunLooking for something new to do this summer? Nannies on Call Okanagan has some great ideas that can be paired with wineries and wine tasting in the Okanagan!

Bicycle Wine Tours

Bring your bicycle to historic Kettle Valley Railway, where wine and culinary lovers have the opportunity to ride on two wheels while discovering the beautiful wineries in the Okanagan. Another great place to get some exercise and learn about the wineries is the Vancouver Island, where bicycle winery trips can range from short excursions to overnight trips.

Okanagan Area Summer Events Calendar

We all know that summertime brings beautiful weather, family events and summer fun in the Okanagan. So, we decided here at Nannies on Call Okanagan, to create a last minute summer events calendar for families so you won’t miss out on some of the local festivities that are happening at the end of summer.

Whether you like outdoor music festivals, food sampling, wine tasting or carnivals with kiddie rides, there is something for everyone in the Okanagan. Here are a few events Nannies on Call Okanagan recommends:

Fun Summer Activities to do with Your Children in the Okanagan

With the children out of school, the feeling of cooped up can quickly become an issue, but there is no reason for your children to be bored in the Okanagan area during the summertime! The Kelowna region is known to get high amounts of sunshine, making summer a great time to get out and do something fun as a family. Whether you live locally or you’re planning a trip to the Okanagan this summer, here are some ideas from Nannies On Call to do with your children:

Paying for Summer Camp: 14 Tips You Need to Know

Article by: Caroline Maga, Wendy Glauser and Christl Dabu for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.

Children may spend an entire year waiting until they can return to their favourite summer camp. Their parents, however, may spend the year saving up to make that return possible.

While a two-week stay at overnight camp averages $1,000 or more, a week of day camp averages a little over $200. Typically, the longer the stay, the lower the weekly cost, but coming up with the money can be a challenge.

Okanagan and Kelowna Races

Get Ready for the Okanagan and Kelowna Races…..Calling all race fans to the Okanagan and Kelowna areas this summer!
Once lummer rolls around in the Okanagan and Kelowna areas, a steady flow of travelers flock in from all over Canada – and some come from around the world – to either participate or spectate at the annual races. Athletes and sports fans of all ages will get a chance to enjoy several races in the Okanagan and Kelowna areas in 2012.