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 »

Are moms qualified nannies?

At Nannies on Call, we regularly get mothers applying to become nannies and often, these mothers do not have any childcare experience other than raising their own children.  They become frustrated when we tell them that they do not have enough experience to work with us and we hear things such as, “You’re telling me… 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 »

Nanny of the Month – Makbule

We want to congratulate nanny Makbule for being our Nanny of the Month for the month of January. Makbule joined Nannies On Call in 2012 and has since made a name for herself, working with almost 330 families and completing 735 babysitting appointments. Past clients of hers appreciate her genuine love for children, her nurturing… Read more »

10 tips for a successful nanny interview

At Nannies on Call, we continue to be industry leaders in recruiting only the most exceptional, extraordinary nannies in the business.  Because of that, only a small percentage of applicants make it through the process to become a Nannies on Call nanny. One of the biggest hurdles in the process is passing the agency interview…. Read more »

Babysitter checklist

On Call Babysitters work with dozens, even hundreds, of families throughout their career. The best nannies come prepared for their appointments equipped a fabulous nanny bag, a warm smile, and a list of questions for mom and dad. Knowledge is power! And having the information about the children in your care, as well as the… Read more »

7 tips for making a great first impression

Nowadays, everyone Googles you. Employers, neighbours, recruiters and strangers. Take steps to make sure your online presence is a good one because it reflects on you! Families will judge you before you even meet. Making a good first impression online is extremely important because you only get one chance to make a first impression. Check… Read more »