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As a new mom I was nervous about hiring a nanny, but now I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve sung your praises to everyone I know.Tarala Rybacki
During our search for our current nanny I used several well-known services in Houston. I found that Morningside Nannies had the highest- quality applicants in town.Dr. Katherine Tiwari
The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.Carolyn Goodrich, Stay at home mom
We’ve placed ads in newspapers on two occasions and have gone through an Au Pair program twice. This has been our best experience by far!James Wilt, Houston Symphony
I have used two other agencies, both were difficult to work with and did not live up to their promises and Morningside Nannies did.Dr. Susan Streusand
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
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I had an emergency situation and had a nanny sent over for the following day. I am so pleased with the service provided by Morningside Nannies. My son immediately fell in love with the nanny assigned to us. We couldn’t be happier.A. Porter
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Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.Holly Weinstock, Stay at home mom

Creating a Well-Rounded Day

In addition to naps, meals and snacks, snuggles and laughter, personal attention and gentle guidance, nannies should engage children in several core areas to give the children in their care a well-rounded experience each day.

One way nannies can do this is by engaging children in age-appropriate physically, intellectually and socially stimulating activities.

These include:

Reading. Children of all ages can benefit from being read to. Nannies should set aside time each day to share a book with the children in their care. While babies and young children will enjoy looking at picture books, readers may enjoy reading to themselves or their caregiver.

Music. Nannies can do more than sing and dance with their charges; they can also encourage children to make their own music by playing kid-friendly musical instruments or even crafting their own. If there aren’t any instruments or supplies to make them around, don’t worry. With just their voices, pots and pans and a couple of wooden spoons children can create their own symphony.

Art. In addition to providing children the opportunity to create, engaging in arts and crafts can help children develop fine motor skills. Older babies can even eat their creations if they finger paint with pudding on their highchair trays. Older children can paint with cotton swabs or brushes, cut and glue on their own embellishments to their artwork or use soft dough to create their own three dimensional masterpiece.

Imaginary play. From dressing up as a teacher or police man to playing restaurant or architect, children should be encouraged to let their imaginations run wild. Get out the cash register, pretend food or building blocks and welcome the kids into the magical world of make pretend.

Outside time. Unless the weather won’t allow for it, make an effort to spend time outside each day. Whether it’s talking a walk or playing in the backyard, fresh air and an opportunity to experience the great outdoors is an essential part of a child’s day.

Free play. Simply giving children a time to explore and play in a safe environment can provide for new and natural learning opportunities. A child’s work is truly their play.

Social opportunities. By talking the children to age-appropriate venues like the local library or indoor playspace or by hosting or attending playgroups or mommy and me type classes, children get to interact with their peers and others in their community. Playing with other children provides an opportunity to build friendships and learn to get along well with others.

When nannies make time to engage children in these core areas they are helping to provide a stimulating early childhood experience and fostering the development of a well-rounded child.

At Morningside Nannies we encourage our nannies to spend their time with children wisely. As early childhood educators and advocates we expect our nannies to provide children with rich, hands-on experiences. To learn more about the nannies we place, contact a Morningside Nannies placement specialist today at (713) 526-3989.

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Testimonials
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.Penny Featherston, NorAm Energy
I had an emergency situation and had a nanny sent over for the following day. I am so pleased with the service provided by Morningside Nannies. My son immediately fell in love with the nanny assigned to us. We couldn’t be happier.A. Porter
We’ve placed ads in newspapers on two occasions and have gone through an Au Pair program twice. This has been our best experience by far!James Wilt, Houston Symphony
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
Morningside Nannies was far more professional and focused than the other agencies. They listened to my request and responded promptly. I feel very fortunate to have such superb childcare and appreciate the luxury of returning to work with-out worry. Many thanks go to Morningside Nannies for that.Jeremy and Lauren Blachman
I have used two other agencies, both were difficult to work with and did not live up to their promises and Morningside Nannies did.Dr. Susan Streusand
During our search for our current nanny I used several well-known services in Houston. I found that Morningside Nannies had the highest- quality applicants in town.Dr. Katherine Tiwari
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.Dr. Shari Rochen
Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.Holly Weinstock, Stay at home mom
The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.Carolyn Goodrich, Stay at home mom