Top 10 Must Haves for your Nanny Bag

Whether you’re going to a home for the first time or the 100th time, it is always good to come prepared with a bag of goodies in your nanny bag, you never know when you might need to pull something creative out of it! Band-aids – In case of an ouchie! Notebook – For nanny… Read more »

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 »