Meet our extraordinary Nanny of the Month, Beth! Beth has always enjoyed working with children. She has taught private vocal and piano lessons for over 3 years and can also tutor in a multitude of school subjects (not to mention she speaks basic French, Italian and Korean)! Beth has an Honors Bachelor of Music from the… Read more »
Nanny Kate S. is celebrating her 5 year nanny-versary with Nannies on Call. A calm, engaging and energetic nanny, Kate started with Nannies on Call in 2010 and is originally from Australia. She brings over 10 years of childcare experience to the agency working in daycares and kid’s clubs as well as in private… Read more »
There may be times where a family would like to schedule a preliminary Skype interview for their first round of interviews. Here are some tips to keep in mind that will hopefully land you a second interview!
As an employee we always try to show our best side and are eager to perform. It’s not only to receive a pay cheque it’s about job satisfaction and achieving personal goals. Work is like a second family, as a full time employee you spent more hours at work and with your co-workers then with your family, friends or pets.
Here are some information and tips for your next interview. There are a few types of questions interviewers and potential employers are not suppose to ask. Check the list below to find out a few specific types of questions you should be aware of:
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.
Sarah J. Is celebrating her 5 year nannyversary with Nannies on Call this month. This year has been especially exciting for Sarah as she has just welcomed her baby boy this past March! She has been working with Nannies on Call since 2010 and during that time has completed over 430 On Call bookings with… Read more »
“Exquisite Corpse” is a fun and simple game that has been around since at least 1925. Invented by the surrealists, the game requires nothing but two artists, a piece of paper, and a drawing implement. The paper is folded in half “hamburger style,” or horizontally. With the paper folded, the first artist does the upper… Read more »
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 »
I am sure many a parent has come across this problem before. You just don’t have the energy to whip up a meal, so you decide to go out to one of the many great restaurants Vancouver has to offer. The catch? Not only which place to choose, but what about a place that is both kid friendly and parent approved? Not as easy as you’d think!