Kelowna Nanny Spotlight!

Like Mary Poppins swoops in to bring joy to children, Nannies on Call listens to their clients! Not only do you want quality childcare, less headaches with screening and negotiations, but someone that shares your childcare philosophies and is an over the top great match! We make it our priority to ensure you are happy with the nanny we place you with. Meet some of our team members and see if one sounds like a great match for your family’s needs.

Okanagan Wineries

A Different Taste of Summer FunLooking for something new to do this summer? Nannies on Call Okanagan has some great ideas that can be paired with wineries and wine tasting in the Okanagan!

Bicycle Wine Tours

Bring your bicycle to historic Kettle Valley Railway, where wine and culinary lovers have the opportunity to ride on two wheels while discovering the beautiful wineries in the Okanagan. Another great place to get some exercise and learn about the wineries is the Vancouver Island, where bicycle winery trips can range from short excursions to overnight trips.

Okanagan Area Summer Events Calendar

We all know that summertime brings beautiful weather, family events and summer fun in the Okanagan. So, we decided here at Nannies on Call Okanagan, to create a last minute summer events calendar for families so you won’t miss out on some of the local festivities that are happening at the end of summer.

Whether you like outdoor music festivals, food sampling, wine tasting or carnivals with kiddie rides, there is something for everyone in the Okanagan. Here are a few events Nannies on Call Okanagan recommends:

Fun Summer Activities to do with Your Children in the Okanagan

With the children out of school, the feeling of cooped up can quickly become an issue, but there is no reason for your children to be bored in the Okanagan area during the summertime! The Kelowna region is known to get high amounts of sunshine, making summer a great time to get out and do something fun as a family. Whether you live locally or you’re planning a trip to the Okanagan this summer, here are some ideas from Nannies On Call to do with your children:

Okanagan and Kelowna Races

Get Ready for the Okanagan and Kelowna Races…..Calling all race fans to the Okanagan and Kelowna areas this summer!
Once lummer rolls around in the Okanagan and Kelowna areas, a steady flow of travelers flock in from all over Canada – and some come from around the world – to either participate or spectate at the annual races. Athletes and sports fans of all ages will get a chance to enjoy several races in the Okanagan and Kelowna areas in 2012.

Ways to Make Learning Time Fun with Pre-Schoolers

It’s the age of technology, and making learning time fun when you’re dealing with Pre-School aged children now requires more than the old-fashioned crayons and colored construction paper, mixed in with a little bit of glitter and glue. Yes, nannies, babysitters, and parents, these school materials are now dinosaurs in the new age of learning apps, software, programs and games. It’s time to really make learning fun!

Relocating or Traveling to the Okanagan

Relocating or Traveling to the Okanagan?

Touted as one of Canada’s “best kept secrets”, the Okanagan area is a great place to visit, and it is also a wonderful place to find a home in and settle down in, especially if you have a family. Beyond the mountain-surrounded lakes and the beautiful climate that offers Mediterranean-like summers and mild, fairly dry winters, the Okanagan also provides excellent schools for the children, cultural events for everyone, and sporting facilities for the sports fanatics.

Handling Advice from Others…

Whether you’re a first time parent with absolutely no experience, or you’re a highly experienced mom with a full brood that ranges in ages from teens to infants, you are destined to hear parenting advice from one viewpoint or another as you make your way through motherhood.

It’s not uncommon to hear advice like, “You really should be feeding Johnny this way” or “Your newborn should already be on a routine” with an added – and condescending – “Didn’t you know that sleep schedules need to be implemented the day that they are born?”

Spring Break Activities Around Kelowna

With spring break right around the corner, it’s a great time of the year to get reacquainted with the places and activities that Kelowna has to offer families. You know that by the second day of spring break, your kids are going to be driving you up the wall with the “Mom! We’re bored!” routine. Get a jump on the spring break boredom by planning activities that you and your children can do to make the time off from school more like a vacation in Kelowna rather than a bored-out-of-their-minds and tedious week at home.

Also, to the nannies of Kelowna: if the parents of the children you are taking care of permit you to drive their children to after school activities, events and appointments (and, of course, are willing to finance some spring break fun), you can beat the boredom with the following ideas:

Kelowna Opens March 1st!!!

The widely popular and well respected Vancouver-based boutique nanny agency has expanded once again! Over the past 11 years Nannies on Call has operated successfully in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Victoria and Whistler.

Why expand to the Okanagan? There is a profound need and we can help! There have been many inquiries from current clients that vacation during the summer months, as well as families needing our services while visiting the 3 ski hills in the area. Currently servicing high end hotels such as The Fairmont and Four Seasons, we are fostering the same types of relationships clients enjoy in every city. A booking with Nannies on Call always means the highest standard of care,
regardless of the location. We only represent the best of the best and would happily leave our own children with any of our caregivers. We truly are much more than the babysitter next door.