Staying off your phone

Our goal at Nannies on Call is to help you succeed as a Nanny and be the best Nanny in the neighbourhood. We want other parents calling us to say ‘We want a nanny just like her!’ These tips will help you get stellar references, which will result in higher pay and landing your dream job down the road.

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:

Hiring Grandma as the Nanny

Question:
I have a 1 year old daughter. I started work a month ago and I’m leaving my baby with my mom. I want to pay her $400 monthly …she didnt wanto to accept any payment but we agreed on that amount. Does my mom have to count that income for taxes? Can I claim her pay as a childcare expense? Should I hire her as a nanny? Do I have to apply for a business number?

Should You Pay Your Nanny For A Snow Day?

So, here’s the situation: a severe snow storm swoops through for two days, many of the streets are out of the question to travel on and quite a few businesses don’t even open due to the inclement weather. You and your husband, were able to get to work. Your nanny, of about three months now, called to tell you that she attempted to get to your house, to no avail – there were road closures in every direction. The streets were terrible and she would not make it to work, so you quickly call your niece, who lives down the street, and ask her to step in as the nanny for the day.

Have you filed your Nanny’s T4 yet?

If you employed a nanny in 2010, their T4 slip is due on February 28, 2011 which is today.

Here are some tips to help you get started if you haven’t done so.

Organize your payroll records and your Statements of Account for Current Source Deductions.
You will need to file a T4 Return for each nanny that you employed in 2001 and you will need to file a T4 Summary Return for yourself as the employer.

How Much of a Raise Should I Give My Nanny?

This is a topic that is so very subjective; it’s incredibly tough to give the best advice on giving raises to a nanny, because each situation is extremely different. Undoubtedly, if you have the most spectacular nanny in the world, there is no way that you can pay her enough for the tender love and care that she devotes to your children.

Learning so Share!

Find the family that you want to share with FIRST. Talk talk talk, and write everything down so that you have come up with a clear plan of attack together. Even if you love a family on a personal level their approach to child rearing issues may be quite different, remember this is ALL about your child…be clear about what your CHILDCARE priorities are.