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 »
Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space. Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they… Read more »
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.
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 »
These days, allergies are everywhere! It is hard to meet anyone who is not allergic to something. Especially when working with little ones! Lately, a rise in gluten and lactose intolerance in children has left many people wondering…well, what CAN I bake for my children, or the children I nanny for? Enter GOOP. No, not… Read more »