10 winter crafts to keep kids busy indoors

Nannies on Call wants to help parents and nannies keep little ones safe, warm, and smiling this winter, so we’ve put together a list of some fun, kid-friendly crafts to do indoors. We’d love to hear your ideas for keeping kids busy and entertained this season too!   Make salt dough ornaments Paint magic salt… Read more »

Staying Home for the Holidays

This holiday season is going to look a little different. Many of us won’t be able to travel to visit our families, dinners and gatherings will be limited to a few select people, and New Year’s parties are simply out of the question. So, how do we make sure that our days are merry and… Read more »

For Nannies: Practicing Gratitude During the Pandemic 

These days, it’s easy to get caught in a spiral of negative thoughts. With all that’s going on in the world — a global pandemic, the tense political climate, racially-based violence, increased financial stress, a general feeling of uncertainty, we could go on and on — it’s hard to feel optimistic. That’s why now, more… Read more »

4 helpful tips for Nannies with parents working from home

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Nannies rarely worked in homes where the parents were present during the day. Now, since offices have closed and many parents have transitioned to working from home full-time, it has become the norm, rather than the exception. This arrangement can present some challenges, particularly for Nannies who are used to having… Read more »

How to give and receive feedback with your family – Part 3

You have had the conversation, now what?   Provide a summary Email the parents a summary of what was discussed in the meeting. Highlight any key points that were brought up, as well as any changes or courses of action you agreed on. End the email by thanking the family for their time and letting… Read more »

How to give and receive feedback with your nanny family – Part 2

Remember the 3 Cs of effective communication When presenting the family with the feedback, keep in mind the three Cs of effective communication: Clear, Concise, and Consistent. Identify the key messages you want to get across. Try to be direct and remain focused during the conversation — it’s okay to give a few specific examples,… Read more »

How to give and receive feedback with your family – Part 1

In any workplace, there will be things that you value and appreciate, and there will be things that could be improved upon or you wish were done differently. Many workplaces schedule regular performance reviews, which provide an opportunity for both the employer and the employee to reflect, give and receive constructive feedback, and problem-solve together…. Read more »