The Perfect Day with My Nanny (from a child’s perspective)

A perfect day with my nanny starts with her smiling at me. She would then greet me with her cheerful and soothing morning voice. She would also give me a big hug and ask me what I wanted to do today – and pay special attention to what I had to say. It would be my day every day. She would make me feel like the most special person in the world.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Whistler

Nothing is more magical than a Clydesdale-drawn sleigh ride through the quiet, snow-covered areas of Whistler Mountain. Show your children the unique experience of tradition and times-of-old when you take them for a stroll through Whistler village and the gorgeous backcountry in a carriage drawn by enormous horses. Whether you are on vacation in Whistler, or happen to live there, a horse drawn sleigh ride is an enlightening and traditional adventure that you and your children should definitely experience.

Whistler Blackcomb Tube Park

The winter wonderland in Whistler brings with it some exciting family oriented activities, like snow-sliding (aka tubing) on Blackcomb Mountain. Whistler Blackcomb’s Coca Cola Tube Park puts the fun in snow sliding, with a convenient state-of-the-art conveyer lift that will carry you back up to the top of the sliding lanes, rather than dredging back up by foot, like we did when we were kids.

Tips for Traveling with Children

With the holidays quickly approaching, families are hustling and bustling to organize their travel arrangements. Whether you are traveling by car or plane, incorporate the children in the planning part of the trip. A possibly hair-raising and frustrating excursion can turn into a well-organized, fun-packed expedition when they feel like they are part of the planning.

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

It has been said that children are sponges, and the same is true when you read to them. Their eyes are absorbing the pictures and the words from a very young age. Even before they start talking, they will start relating certain pictures with words and start forming and remembering those images and words in their minds.

Whistler Nanny of the Month

Katie comes to Nannies On Call from Australia. She has an extensive background in childcare ranging from private nannying to coaching and working in the school system. Katie brings a wealth of fun energy, confidence and love to every job she attends and will put any nervous family at ease. Katie loves spending time with children of all ages, and is able to adapt to any situation we give her.

Safe Trick or Treating

Trick or treat night is fun for both kids and parents. There is only one night of the year that parents allow their children to go out at night and ring the doorbells at stranger’s houses. Kids enjoy it because they get to dress up collect lots of candy, while parents love to see their kids dolled up in their costumes and may even look forward to sneaking a handful or two of the candy that their children collect.