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 »
“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”– 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 »
On Call nannies with Nannies On Call have the best job in the world. They get to meet and care for a variety of delightful children, and they do so on their own schedule. Whether you’re balancing other activities like part-time work, studies, or travel, being a nanny with Nannies On Call gives you the flexibility to work when you are available.
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!
On Call nannies have the great privilege of working with many different families throughout the year, and in doing so, they get to meet many children. Part of a nanny’s role is to get to know the children in her care fairly quickly, and earn their trust, before moving on with the events of the day, afternoon, or evening, as the case may be. Here are some easy ice breaker ideas that anyone can use to make introductions.
With the BC teacher’s strike looming in just a few weeks, Nannies on Call can assist with any of your childcare needs during this potentially challenging time.
Employing a Nanny will give your children the opportunity to continue learning such as having the Nanny and your child practice:
Nannies on Call thrives because of the dedication and enthusiasm of our hundreds of Extraordinary Nannies. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the on call nannies that are celebrating their “Nannyversaries” this month. Keep up the great work!
Krystal – Nanny of the Month Congratulations are in order to Krystal who began with Nannies on Call in 2012. She has been successfully placed by Nannies on Call on two occasions in two different cities – both Victoria and Calgary! Krystal is bubbly, confident and mature. Her past employers say that she is reliable,… Read more »
It is easy to get caught up with being too busy and running out of ideas on what to cook! Being on the go does not mean that you have to rely on sandwiches or fast food to feed your family.
I have found in my house that if I dedicate a couple of hours on a Sat or Sun to planning ahead I can get things mapped out for the week. This has become a popular idea over the years and there are many apps out there that will create everything for you based on your families likes and dislikes. I personally have a finicky family so I create my list on my own and base my grocery shopping on this.