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Monthly Archives: December 2012

4 Things That Can Predict a Good Match

Even Mary Poppins wouldn’t be the right nanny for every family. When it comes to hiring a nanny, the candidate must be more than qualified for the position. Not only must she be able to do the job well, she … Continue reading

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How to Monitor Your Nanny

When you leave your child in the care of another, whether it’s at a daycare center or home with a qualified nanny, it’s only natural to be concerned about the quality of care that they receive while you are away. … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Prevent Common Childhood Injuries

While some childhood injuries are not preventable, many common injuries that occur during early childhood are. By taking a few simple and practical precautions, parents and nannies can work together to minimize the risks of preventable childhood injuries and help to create a safe … Continue reading

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Can I Give My Nanny Time Off in Lieu of Pay?

When it comes to working overtime, many parents and nannies assume that instead of being paid for the additional hours worked, a nanny can be given the equivalent of hours off instead. When it comes down to law, this simply … Continue reading

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What to Do When Your Nanny Gets Pregnant

Even for parents who have employed the same married nanny for several years, learning that their nanny is expecting a baby of her own may come as a huge surprise. In fact, upon learning the news that their nanny is … Continue reading

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How to Let Your Nanny Go

Nannies play an integral part in the lives of the families who employ them. Whether it’s due to disappointing job performance, a personality conflict or a change in financial status or childcare needs, letting a nanny go is never easy. … Continue reading

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When Nannies Administer Medication

When it comes to caring for children, it’s not uncommon for kids to develop illnesses that require either over-the-counter or prescription medications. For families with nannies, the responsibility of administering may be shared between the parents and the nanny. To … Continue reading

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Turning a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time One

For many parents, finding a nanny to provide part-time care is a real challenge. Many career nannies require full-time employment, so parents who are recruiting nannies to work less than 30 hours per week can have trouble filling their positions … Continue reading

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When Nannies Use Their Cars to Drive the Kids

Each day many nannies drive the children to and from activities in their own vehicles without second thought, but when it comes to transporting children for work if it’s not carefully thought through, it can be risky business. Whether you’re … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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