Almond Joy Recipe

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 »

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 »

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 »

Toddler Activities that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!  And even though he has more toys, books and puzzles than any child should (thanks in part to Grandma, who rarely shows up to the… Read more »

Tips for Being an Extraordinary Nanny

Welcome to 2015! Here are some tips for new and current nannies for putting your best foot forward this year in your nannying endeavours. Create and maintain consistency with the parent’s wishes and household routines. Communication with parents is key, establishing up front communication about what parents want and desire from your care of their… Read more »

“FUR BABIES”

To many, “fur babies” is a term used by owners of dogs or cats.  Many families with or without children will ensure their pets are well taken care of and this also includes seeking professionals who will care for them when they are not able to.  Many hotels offer special accommodations for pets and offer… Read more »

‘Tis the Season!

The holiday season is now upon us, and holiday-themed baking, crafts, and activities are the perfect excuse to get creative and have fun with your little ones! We have been updating our Pinterest recently, and have compiled a fantastic stash of holiday-themed ideas for nannies and families to try with the kids. Check it out by… Read more »

Social Media: How to make sure your professional and personal life are kept separate

In this day and age of technology, word spreads a lot faster than just by word of mouth. You can now have a reputation, relationship, or feud with someone you haven’t even met in person. Now, more than ever, it’s important to safeguard yourself online because you really never know….who is looking? With the rise… Read more »