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I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.Penny Featherston, NorAm Energy
I liked the fact that you screened the candidates before sending them to us, rather than sending the candidate to me before I knew anything about them, like happened with (name withheld), your competition.Name Withheld
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
Morningside Nannies only sent me nannies that fit my needs. I felt that I wasn’t sent the resume of everyone on file.Jodie MacCrory, IBM
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
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.Dr. Shari Rochen
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.Dr. Rick Smalley, Professor Rice University, Nobel Peace Prize Honoree
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
Compared to other agencies Morningside presented a higher caliber of candidate.Phyllis Epps, Law Professor
Morningside Nannies was outstanding. The process was stress free and the caliber of applicants was far superior to that of other agencies. Morningside Nannies was thorough in their review and timely presentation of candidates.Susan Sherman, CPA

Nanny Quiz

1. Nannies are independent contractors and not employees of the families for whom they work.

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2. Babies should be placed on their stomachs and on a firm sleep surface to sleep.

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3. Toddlers should remain rear-facing until age 2 or until they reach the maximum height or weight limit for their seat.

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4. Parents are required by law to pay all nannies at least minimum wage for every hour worked.

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5. All live-out nannies are entitled to overtime at a rate of at least 1.5 times their base hourly wage rate for all hours worked over 40 in a 7-day period.

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6. In Texas, live-in nannies are entitled to an overtime differential.

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7. In Texas, nannies are legally required to report suspected child abuse.

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8. Having a written work agreement only protects the parents' interests and is of no benefit to the nanny.

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9. If a nanny works part-time, taxes do not have to be taken out of her paycheck.

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10. Redirection is an effective method of discipline for toddlers. If a toddler is throwing his toys, offering him a soft ball to throw to you is an appropriate form of discipline.

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11. As a nanny, you should discipline the child in the way the parents have requested. If your employer tells you to spank the preschooler when she hits her younger brother, you should do as directed.

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12. It’s appropriate to talk on the phone with a friend during working hours.

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13. Toddlers under age 2 should be allowed to watch at least three hours of television per day, as long as the programming is educational.

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14. When trying to get a young child to help clean up his toys, turning the chore into a game can be an effective way to get him to help out.

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15. If a child has a temperature, the nanny should ask the parents for permission prior to administering over the counter fever reducer.

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16. Honey is an appropriate food choice for an 11 month old.

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17. Nannies should ask permission before posting any photos of the family’s children on social networking sites like Facebook.

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18. Nanny employers aren’t required to offer employment benefits, but paid vacation time is a standard benefit within the nanny industry.

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19. Jeans paired with a polo shirt is appropriate work attire for a nanny.

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20. Having a routine helps children to feel safe and secure.

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