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 »

Tips for Success in your Nanny Placement

Here are some tips for ensuring the best care possible for your Nanny Family: Safety of the children should never be compromised. Ever. Please ensure that your first aid certificate, police clearance and driving licence are always valid. You should never leave the children alone, even if you see the parents do it. You are… Read more »

Yelling is Not Effective

Whether we like it or not there’s no denying that as a parent or a nanny we’ve all yelled at our kids at some point.  And most likely felt self aware and slightly guilty for losing our temper afterwards.  Sometimes yelling is necessary; safety! Like that time when my son ran through a parking lot… Read more »