How to Make a Good First Impression as a Babysitter or Nanny
Making a great first impression is a vital step in getting repeat business as a babysitter or nanny.
How to Pack the Perfect Nanny Bag
A great nanny bag contains items to keep your charges happy and engaged, resources to keep you going through long assignments, and emergency preparedness essentials. With the right resources, your babysitting experience can go much more smoothly.
Childcare Essentials: All the Things You Need for Your Next Nanny Job
Things all childcare professionals should bring with them to a nanny job.
Babysitting: 10 Basic Tips for Grandparents and Others
My wife and I have been asked on occasions to babysit various numbers of our grandchildren. Most recently this required looking after four boys for a ten day period. I hope this guide may help others.
Great AuPair Review: A Review of the AuPair and Nanny Agency
The pros and cons of using the website, GreatAuPair.com, to find jobs or care providers, as described through personal experience.
7 Tips for Beginning Babysitters and Nannies From Lessons That I've Learned the Hard Way
Words of advice from lessons that I have learned as a nanny.
Review of Care.com Babysitting Site: One Nanny's Experience
Many people wonder about whether Care.com is safe, and the comments I've received seem to say that Care.com has a history of over-billing and deleting accounts, with poor customer service. However, my experience was positive. Here, I share my experience as a nanny.
How to Avoid Babysitter Nightmares-Four Tips for a Positive Sitter Selection
Do you worry when you have to find a new babysitter for your children? Here are four tips to help you in the selection process.
What to Look for in Choosing Your Child's Day Care Center: Tips for Choosing a Good Day Care Center
Finding a good day care for your child (children) can be a daunting task. Here are some ideas to help you get started looking.
Hiring a Nanny: Should I Offer Vacation and Sick Time?
The logistics of hiring a nanny can be overwhelming to new employers. In this hub, nanny Kate Spenser gives you advice on how to determine your vacation time and sick day policy.
How Do I Find the Right Nanny for My Family? Shaping a Vision and Creating a Job Description
You want to hire a nanny to take care of your children while you work - but where do you begin? How do you attract a great nanny? The first step, as this article explains, is to figure out what kind of employer you want to be and to use that to shape your vision of your ideal nanny.
What Should I Pay My Nanny? The Ins and Outs of Nanny Compensation
You want to hire a nanny - but how much should you offer to pay? Nanny Kate Spenser walks you through the points you need to consider when settling on a salary.
The Nanny-Parent Relationship: Creating a Culture of Communication
You want your nanny to feel comfortable communicating with you about every aspect of her job - but how do you ensure a culture of communication in your home?
Picking the Right Child Daycare Provider
Some daycares treat your kid like a rug that gets thrown on the floor for 8 hours. Others love and grow your child. Figure out how to find a good daycare for your child. It might end up being the best investment you ever make.
Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Canada: Making Money is not Easy
Suggestions for stay-at-home parents on how they can make money and continue to stay home with their children.
How to Prepare Baby Bottles for Daycare (Formula & Breastmilk)
Is your child about to make the transition to daycare or a babysitter? Here is a guide to preparing bottles of formula and breastmilk as well as transporting and using them!
Sharing a Nanny: A Viable Childcare Option for Canadian Parents
Parents in Canada are finding that sharing a nanny is a good solution to child care needs. However, things can go very, very wrong unless you do your homework and plan well in advance. This is how to do it the right away.
How Child Support Can Improve and What My Child Is Worth
Child support here in America is just one more of the systems we have in place that are meant to help and often don't. I first filed for child support when my oldest was 3 and my youngest was 18 months old. It was pretty easy, as the county system...
How to Find a Good Babysitter
The key to finding a good babysitter is know exactly what the term "good babysitter" means to you. After identifying the key qualities of what you want in a good babysitter, you'll be in a much stronger position to find someone that you like to...