A taxable benefit is a perk that is provided at no cost to the nanny. The perk is for the nanny to use for his/her personal use, on his/her personal time. Some common examples of taxable benefits that nannies’ often receive are: transit passes room and board gym memberships cell phones (proportion for personal use)… Read more »
Finding affordable childcare can be one of the biggest struggles that parents face. One solution that is gaining momentum is a Nanny Share. This means that one nanny is caring for the children from two (or possibly three) families at the same time. This allows for the families to enjoy the benefits, flexibility and ease that… Read more »
Are you thinking about taking a gap year but don’t want to go broke on your year away? Becoming a nanny in Canada could be the perfect solution for you! You can make a great salary while experiencing Canada and making loads of new friends. There are many families across Canada interested in hiring foreign… Read more »
Congratulations Nanny Skylar, you are our September Nanny of the Month! Working with Nannies on Call since 2015, Skylar brings a ton of energy and a great attitude to all the families she has worked for. Skylar, who is known for her nanny bag full of fun games and crafts, is someone who is always… Read more »
I work as a nanny. People ask what I do and I say “oh, I nanny” as if I’m saying “oh, I mostly sit around painting by numbers” or “oh I don’t actually have a real job I just blow bubbles in the park”. Now, if I wasn’t chained to the internalized misogyny, institutional undervaluing… Read more »
Apps are supposed to make your life easier right? You can schedule a pick up with Uber with the click of a button, book an apartment while travelling with AirBnB in less than one minute, and find a date on Tinder with just the swipe of your finger Need a babysitter? There is an app… Read more »
As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.
Addison is a very confident and impressive nanny! Having just graduated at the University of Ontario with her Child and Youth Work Advanced Diploma, she has a wide range of age experience from 6 months and up (including twins!). Having worked as a full time and part time nanny, preschool teacher assistant, daycare worker, regular babysitter and children’s skating instructor, Addison’s passion for children is apparent.
The trick to bring your children to help at home is to motivate them to do so. Here are some tips and tricks: If parents do their tasks without complaining about it, the children learn that it is not a punishment to help with housework. Instead they learn to see it as something that is… Read more »
It is no secret that the Lower Mainland, though lovely, is pricey. From home prices, filling up the car with gas, to buying a 4L of milk…our wallets take more of a hit than most! Just because some things are in fact pricey…does not mean you can’t have fun in Vancouver, or the surrounding area,… Read more »