Introducing Vida Spa with Nannies on Call

Every parent needs some time for themselves – and what better way to rejuvenate than the spa! We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Vida Spas, a first-class spa catering to your pampering needs at the Sutton Place Hotel, The Sheridan Vancouver Wall Centre, The Westin Bayshore and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Tourist in our own City

Nannies on Call has been at the corner of Beatty and Robson for many years. We love the location. There are many great resturants within walking distance (Japa Dog anyone?) and I’m sure I don’t need to mention all the shopping all along Robson. It is a great place to work.

Patachou Patisserie – Toronto

The atmosphere at Patachou is both chic and welcoming; un vrai petit cafe Francais! Which is welcome if you’ve been missing wonderful chocolate croissant from Montreal (like the ones at the patisserie from the train station? Right. I’m fussy.) It’s tricky to find quality French bakeries like Patachou in Toronto – they do exist, but you have to search diligently. And eat. You know, in the name of purity. I’d go on at length, but I think Erwin M, Matthew S., & Kat F. have said everything you need to know croissant-wise!

Nanny Reference Checks

ou have found a nanny you want to hire. She seems confident, experienced and trustworthy. Then you call her references and they do not say good things. What do you do now? You were so sure her references would be excellent.

Make sure you do enough digging. Was there one incident or was there a recurring problem. Was the nanny open to fixing the issue or did the family fire her without any discussion. A bad reference is not the end of the road.

Vancouver Nanny of the Month – Cecilia Elio

A trained teacher and successful placement nanny, Cecilia arrives at your door equipped with her B Ed, a completed ECE degree, and years and years of childcare experience. Cecilia has made both a living and a life caring for and educating children. A loving, caring, and affectionate nanny, Cecilia has experience with children of all ages. Warm, with a gentle sense of humour, Cecilia is adored by her charges and she adores the time she spends nannying.

Nannies on Call East Coast Head Office opens in Toronto July 5th

Toronto, June 28th, 2010 – Vancouver-based Nannies on Call has gone bi-coastal. The company announced the expansion today: on July 5th Nannies on Call will officially open their East Coast head office in downtown Toronto. “We’ve had so many requests from local families visiting the West Coast over the years,” says Kelsey, “I’ve always had Toronto in mind – and I finally have the perfect executive team in place.”

Learning so Share!

Find the family that you want to share with FIRST. Talk talk talk, and write everything down so that you have come up with a clear plan of attack together. Even if you love a family on a personal level their approach to child rearing issues may be quite different, remember this is ALL about your child…be clear about what your CHILDCARE priorities are.