Your vacation is supposed to be a stress-free experience. Bringing a nanny along can be the key to not only a stress-free vacation, but also one where the children are tended to while you and your spouse are able to enjoy some alone time, too. However, to ensure that your vacation is as wonderful as it should be, you will need to sit down with your spouse and your nanny prior to leaving and work out all of the minor details so that everyone is on the same page.
Charts make consistency in chores a breeze. Your kids know what to expect and what is expected of them. It’s easier for parents to make sure that they aren’t overwhelming their children with chores when they are tracking exactly what children are responsible for. Chore charts with rewards can also be a useful tool in helping children work towards a goal.
Having a new caregiver or Nanny in your home can be stressful for all parties; parents, children and Nanny. Transitions can be hard for young children, especially toddlers who are never happy with change and can play ‘strange’ to new people in their lives.
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:
I get many calls from people that are interested in sharing a nanny with another family. This typically means that two (sometimes three!) families share one nanny and split the cost. The nanny cares for the children of both families together or splits her time between the two households.
It is a great option for parents who want the personal care in home for their child(ren) but it takes a lot of research and due diligence to make sure this is the right option for your family. Consider the questions below when thinking about using this option for your family.
When you are little it is all about the pictures and a simple tale. When kids are older it makes it challenging to compete with technology so books have to be pretty great to pull them away from whatever screen is in front of their nose. Here are some suggestions to borrow from the library or pick up at your local book store for the youngsters in your life.
So, you’ve hired outside assistance. Either your laundry is piling up, you have dust bunnies under your bed, your plants need watering or your children need some stimulation. We have all been there; we need more time in the day. Working full time, having children and maintaining a house is not an easy task. And gone are the days of your other half coming home from work, cracking a beer while you whip up dinner, fold laundry and get the kids lunches made for the next day. This is 2013! We live in the now, which means that everyone pulls their weight. Which also means that we all take on too much and work really hard.
We as a society seem to always ensure that kids get things equal or fair, but is this really a good idea? Could it be that we’re setting these innocent creatures up for failure as life isn’t always fair or equal. Why is it that we automatically dole out equal portions of food, beverages or items for fear of what; the children will grow up learning they are separate entities and don’t often get the same salary, car, interest rate, discount or deal, I could go on and on….you get the idea.
Sometimes when you arrive at a Nannies on Call booking and there are things that are unexpected. Maybe the parents are not home, a child is sick or there are additional children that you were not aware of. What should you do? Susan explains.
From March 15th – April 30th, any nanny placed in Vancouver or Toronto (short term, part time or full time) will be entitled to a special offer: Placement fees are 10% of the Nanny’s salary (minimums in place – $3000 for full time, $2000 for part time and $1000 for short term). Please note that all our full time placements will include payroll services for 12 months for one nanny.