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Category Archives: Advice for Parents

10 Houston Nanny Trends for 2023

Wondering what 2023 has in store for the Houston nanny market? Here’s a few trends to look for as you conduct your nanny search. 1. Increased Federal Tax Thresholds The earnings threshold that triggers the requirement to remit FICA taxes … Continue reading

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Flexibility or Open Availability?

Everyone understands that one of the many benefits of employing a nanny is the flexibility that comes with it. Running a few minutes late due to traffic? No problem. Work emergency that requires you to stay late?  Not an issue. … Continue reading

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5 Facts About Nanny Holiday Bonuses

Holiday bonuses are customary within the nanny industry with parents giving their nanny with a yearend or holiday bonus. In fact, many nanny employers factor the holiday bonus into their childcare budget and include reference to it in their written … Continue reading

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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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