Nannyversary

  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 »

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.

Exquisite Corpse: Simple, creative fun!

“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”

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 »

Top 10 Family Restaurants – Vancouver

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!

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 »