Is your Nanny and Employee or an Independent Contractor

After searching for the perfect nanny, how are you going to pay her? In determining the nanny’s status as an employee or as an independent contractor, Canada Revenue Agency does the following tests: Control: Are you specifying the work to be done? Are you specifying the working hours and are you reviewing the work that… Read more »

How to move from Nanny to Household Manager

As a nanny, you may find yourself picking up extra responsibilities during your time with a family. You may start out with household management responsibilities from the beginning, but if you are expected to tend to younger children, most parents will tell you that the kids come before other tasks. As children get older, however,… Read more »

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 »