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 »

Peek Inside Nanny Gina’s Nanny Bag

My nanny kit is my go-to introduction toolkit. Most kids love new things, and especially new toys. What is in my nanny kit you ask? Well, let me tell you. I have magnetic blocks, a lego duplo set, some minimobiles, puzzles, books, games, and cars. Everything that I have is washable (yay nursing), and nothing has small pieces, just in case a little one gets in there. I have to say the biggest hits are usually the legos and the mini mobiles. I like to ask kids questions like “Which one is the yellow one?” and “where is the puppy?” as they like to show off their skills. Parents also really like it when I bring in a nanny kit, because new toys are so much cooler than old toys. 🙂

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 »

The Concierge Cooks?

The term “Chef Concierge” comes from the French word for “chief” and essentially their role is to oversee the Guest Services for hotels.  While they play many roles, they are not the cooks!  Typically 4 and 5 star hotels have a full service Concierge desk where they assist the guests with their various needs like… Read more »