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Monthly Archives: December 2012

7 Factors That Influence Nanny Wages

At Morningside Nannies, one of the most frequently asked questions of both parents and nannies is “What is the going rate for nannies?” While there is no set formula you can use to determine a fair wage for a nanny, … Continue reading

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Nanny or Babysitter? What’s the Difference?

When it comes to in-home childcare terms and definitions, the terms nanny and babysitter often cause the most confusion. While many people believe a nanny and babysitter are one in the same, this is simply not the case. Many parents … Continue reading

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Is Working for a Stay-at-Home Mom Right for You?

At Morningside Nannies we place nannies with all types of Houston based families. While many of our clients are couples who both work outside the home, we also place nannies in homes with stay-at-home moms. At Morningside Nannies, we believe … Continue reading

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Keeping Nanny On When the Kids Go to School

In the nanny world, it’s not unusual with parents to hire a nanny when their first child is born and keep her on until their last child goes off to school. Having a consistent, long-term caregiver is, mind you, one … Continue reading

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5 Books to Add to Your Nanny Library

While there certainly isn’t one single book or parenting strategy that will work for every parent or nanny, with every child, all of the time, there are many books that provide helpful insight and information to those who care for … Continue reading

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6 Positive Discipline Strategies That Work With Toddlers

Whether you’re a mom or a nanny, caring for a toddler can be tiring. Balancing the need for safety with the need for safe exploration can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. As toddlers begin to discover … Continue reading

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What to Consider When Taking Your Nanny on Vacation

For many parents, traveling with their nanny makes having the perfect family vacation possible.  When families travel with their nanny there is another trusted adult and children’s companion to share the duties and responsibilities with, giving parents time to relax … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Backup Care

For working parents, having consistent, quality childcare is a priority. But even the most dedicated, responsible childcare provider may become sick, experience a personal or family emergency or require the day off to attend an important meeting or event. Having … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Give Your Nanny a Raise

Many parents wonder when it’s appropriate to provide their nanny with an increase in salary. While employers are not under any legal obligation to offer their employee’s a salary increase, most realize to attract and retain high quality employees, doing … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Offering Paid Time Off to Nannies

Under the law, employers have no legal obligation to offer benefits to their employees. However, most employers, even household employers, find that offering basic benefits, like paid vacation time and sick time is crucial to attracting and retaining top quality … Continue reading

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