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Category Archives: Advice for Parents

Nanny Holiday Bonuses and Gifts

Each year, we get numerous requests from clients and the media asking about Christmas and year end bonuses. We’ve put together this information that answers the most common questions. It is industry standard for parents to provide their nanny with … Continue reading

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Avoid These 5 Nanny Job Mistakes

Working in a private household can be a real challenge. With no human resource personnel to serve as a go between, parents and nannies are on their own when it comes to navigating the employer and employee relationship. For nannies … Continue reading

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How to Pay Your Nanny for an Overnight Shift

Provided by GTM Payroll Services, Inc. Often parents will turn to their nannies for overnight or weekend care of their children. Maybe work trips take them out of town or they plan a getaway to have some time together without … Continue reading

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was not explicitly extended by the new stimulus package so household employers are no longer required to provide federal paid leave for qualified reasons related to the pandemic as of December 31, 2020. … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Discrimination as a Household Employer

Provided by GTM Payroll Services As someone who has hired an employee to work in your home, you’re considered an employer and your home is a workplace. That means you are subject to applicable labor laws. Some of these regulations … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Your Friend’s Nanny May Not Be the Right Nanny for You

There is nothing better than a personal referral when hiring your next nanny, right? While a personal referral may feel like the gold standard in the nanny hiring process, ignoring other important screening measures simply because a personal referral was … Continue reading

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Can Nannies Work During COVID-19

We’ve been reaching out to Judge Hidalgo’s office regarding the stay at home order and the impact on Texas nannies. On 3/30/20 we received the following guidance: Nannies are allowed under the order to work. In regards to the documentation … Continue reading

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Guidance for Nannies and Families | COVID-19

We are receiving many calls and emails from families and nannies seeking guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. While the situation continues to unfold hour by hour, we have put together some thoughts for you to consider during this time. According … Continue reading

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4 Factors of a Successful Match

While both parents and nannies should ensure that every applicant or job they interview for meets their basic requirements, it’s essential that regardless of how good things look on paper, the nanny and the family are a good fit. While … Continue reading

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Breaking Up with Nanny

Nannies and families end their relationships for a variety of reasons. These may include relocation, a change in childcare needs, a change in job needs or because the relationship just isn’t working out. While rarely the relationship may end because a … Continue reading

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