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:

Organized Nanny

Nannies on Call has been blessed to have Michelle service two of our cities (so far!). Michelle has wowed clients in both Vancouver and Toronto with her creative, upbeat and organized work ethics. Since joining our team last year she has managed to work with over 101 different families and complete over 203on call nanny bookings caring for children of various ages. We are very proud to have Michelle as our Nanny of the Month – we think she is lovely!!

Nanny Year End Tax Tips

For today’s nannies, getting ready for tax time can be daunting. Sorting through a mountain of paperwork is a most unwelcome chore to anyone with work commitments and family obligations. Whether you do your taxes personally or simplify your life by using a professional accountant, you must collect, sort and organize the required documents.

The following tips will help ease the stress of tax season.

1. Locate the necessary forms and papers and store them together in a file folder or envelope. Your folder should include:

Returning to work after having a baby?

We know the time is almost here. Back to work is around the corner and we are nervous. But let’s be honest, it’s exciting to know that you will have some adult interaction again. But it is definitely not going to be easy. It is one of the toughest decisions you will make. You go through all the normal anxieties; from ‘having someone else with your sweet bundle while you are at the office dreaming of being home with them’ to, ‘how will you deal with not being around for major milestones’.

Warm and Friendly Nanny

Kathy Ann Edwards brings over 15 years of childcare and teaching experience to Nannies on Call and we know her well! She has held full time and part time placements and has worked over (count ’em) 400 On Call jobs– the feedback has ALWAYS been glowing! She is known for her warmth, friendliness and confident winning personalty. Her references describe her as ‘attentive’, ‘caring’ and ‘nurturing’. ‘It is obvious she loves children and is so natural with them”

Tutor Nanny

Nannies on Call boasts a plenitude of extraordinary nannies in all our cities and Noma most definitely stands out as one of them! Warm, approachable and playful, Noma has professional experience as a Home Daycare Director, a private nanny, a caregiver and as a tutor. Noma is a kind and nurturing caregiver and a valuable addition to our excellent On Call team. We love to book Noma for our Calgary families as she is always able to put our clients at ease with her care for children of all ages – especially the babies! Here are some current comments sent in from parents who had Noma’s care:

Toronto Nanny of the Month

Joji came to the agency highly recommended with a wealth of knowledge and experience in June 2011. With over 18 years of professional Nanny experience and a background in Nursing, Joji is highly organized, adaptable, mature, confident and friendly. She also speaks Spanish and French!

Vote for Nannies on Call!!!

It’s time again for the Annual Calgary’s Child Magazine Parents’ Choice Awards.

Online voting is available at calgaryschild.com, an invitation to vote and links will also appear in the Nov-Dec Issue of Calgary’s Child. Submit your ballot by December 31, 2011 and you could win a fabulous weekend for your family at The Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.