Tag Archives: hiring a nanny

Does a Parent Make a Good Nanny?

When you’re looking to hire a nanny, you may have some candidates apply with pages of experience and references, and others who apply with only “mom” experience. Will a mom with zero outside childcare experience make a good nanny? She can, but it really depends on the person and their “other” life experiences. An example of a candidate you may come in contact with would be a stay at home mom of three...

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Guest Post – When A New Nanny Arrives…

This guest post is courtesy of By SOSsitter.ca: Make sure you and your family are ready! Adding a full or part time nanny into your family life is not a small thing. This person will become, if all goes well, like a member of the family. You want to be sure that the family—at least those members who are old enough to understand—know what to expect and how to behave, particularly...

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5 Fabulous Nanny Traits and Skills

While anyone can call themselves a nanny, some people may be a better fit based on their personality, values, and life experiences. Below we cover five great topics/nanny traits to consider when interviewing for your new nanny. Also before you make the big decision on who to choose, check out our post on 5 Signs That Your Nanny is Perfect for Your Family for a little confirmation on your decision...

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Hire a Nanny to Save BIG on Childcare

Do your children go to a daycare center? Did you know it may cost less to hire a nanny than what you’re currently paying? In this post we’ll cover both the out of pocket side and tax benefits of choosing a nanny over a childcare center. How much are you currently paying for childcare? If you have more than 1 child, chances are you are paying an arm and a...

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The Nanny Hiring Process

The thought of having someone else watch your children is probably one of the scariest and daunting feelings to date. Where do you start in the nanny hiring process? How can you possibly entrust your child in someone else’s care? A great start is to look into the different options available – daycare or nanny? Write a list of pros and cons for both! If Nanny is the route you...

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5 Signs That Your Nanny is Perfect for Your Family

This guest post by Mommy Edition: Do you have a great nanny or caregiver working for your family? If so, hold on to them tight as the nanny market is competitive, and you don’t want your neighbors scooping your golden helper. If you aren’t sure if your nanny is the right fit for your family, here are 5 signs that he or she is a winner, and that you won’t...

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4 Tricks for Kids for a Smoother Nanny Transition

Making the decision to hire a live-in nanny is not an easy one. You’re opening your home to someone you don’t know well, you’re inviting this person to help care for your children, and until it actually happens you don’t know how your family dynamics will be affected. One way to make the transition as positive as possible is to prepare your kiddos ahead of time for life with a...

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5 Classes Every Nanny and Parent Should Sign Up For NOW

Does your nanny have the basic skills needed to keep your family safe and healthy? Do you? Here are five basic classes that everyone should consider for themselves and the family caregiver. If your nanny has already taken the classes, that’s really good! However, don’t be shy about asking him or her if they need a refresher course, and volunteer to go with them so you both can learn some...

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Your Nanny Contract

By: Andrea Marsland, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP You have made the decision to hire a nanny and you have finally chosen “The One”. Your next step is to make her an offer of employment.  This should be done by way of an offer letter with an attached employment contract.  The contract will set out the terms and conditions of employment.  Below are some important considerations for when you are preparing your...

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver