Southern Ontario School Closures

On January 6th, Doug Ford announced that online learning for children who live in southern Ontario will be extended until January 25 and possibly longer. We understand that this puts parents in extremely difficult positions and for some parents, it is an impossible situation. Nannies on Call can help! Here are the answers to a… Read more »

Ontario Lockdown – Nannies Allowed

With the ever changing rules and the newest restrictions implemented in Ontario today by Doug Ford we have had many questions from parents and nannies as to whether or not nannies are authorized to work. The government has been very clear and nanny services are allowed. This is great news for families that still require… 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 »

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 »