50 Ideas For When The Weather Is Lousy

Psssst!  Nannies!  Here are 50 fun activities that can be organized with minimal preparation using items found in the home.  Keep this list handy for rainy days, snow days or extreme temperatures! 1-Finger paint on tinfoil 2-Paper Airplanes 3- Play in the bath with kitchen items and make ‘bubblechinos’! 4- Have a tea party with stuffies on… Read more »

Shift Workers – Different Options for Finding Childcare

It is becoming more and more common to hear of parents working different schedules and varying shifts. Think about all the Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Firefighters, Chef’s, Teachers and Factory workers that you know. It really starts to make sense that finding a caregiver for your children can be a difficult and daunting task if… Read more »

Game of Observation

As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.

Robin’s Egg Nest Treats

Here is a fun and tasty activity to do with the kiddies around Easter time! INGREDIENTS 1/4 teaspoon water 2 to 4 drops green food coloring 1/2 cup flaked coconut 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 package (10 oz., about 40) Marshmallows OR 4 cups Miniature Marshmallows 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal Miniature Marshmallows… Read more »

How To Be a ‘Fun, But Firm’ Nanny

As a nanny for NOC, we work with a variety of children from many different backgrounds. The only thing some of these kids have in common is their biological age, other than that they have different temperaments, energy levels, and food preferences. Something that is sometimes requested on postings is a ‘fun, but firm’ nanny for more spirited children. I would like to share some tricks that I have learned after working with kids for over a decade.

The Whole “Kitten Caboodle”

The Whole “Kitten Caboodle”– more tips on Nanny kits Many Nannies on Call bookings recommend bringing a nanny kit, and many nannies have asked about just what that kit should include. We’ve addressed the nanny kit on this blog, but if you’d rather not scroll through past entries, or if you’d just like a little… Read more »