A nanny contract is a vitally important document. Imagine you have weathered and sifted through the storm of emails, discarding the creepiest responses to the nanny advertisements, and have met talented caregivers and frankly some much less than talented. Perhaps you even needed to cut some interviews short because of their awkwardness. You have finally […]
A good caregiver is tough to find. If you locate one, do all you can to hang onto her. Some childcare experts recommend a weekly parent-caregiver meeting. This promises parents insight on the development of the children, while simultaneously allowing parents to discuss the caregiver’s job functions and to share concerns and celebrate achievements. This […]
I had no intentions on blogging tonight but after my encounter with a young woman and her almost five year old daughter, I was compelled to channel my sadness to words. The woman, an almost thirty year old, is living at a shelter in NYC with her beautiful daughter; she feels hopeless, embarrassed, she’s vulnerable […]
Often times I look at my son and think to myself that I must be dreaming, yet if I am, these must be the sweetest dreams I have ever had. I look at his wide smile that seems to add a spark to the sun’s rays and illuminate everything around him and I think how […]
While running a small nanny agency, I often came across nannies who were seeking employment because the family that they had worked with previously refused to compensate them fully for their services. It was incredulous! This was simply not possible. Ultimately, the sheer number of complaints shook me out of my slumber. Non-compensation is indeed […]
Hiring a nanny for your family is a delicate and intimate task that, when done right, can be extremely rewarding. However, when parents neglect important information, the process can become a nightmare that haunts every member of the family, especially the children. In today’s world, it’s important to be detailed about hiring a nanny. Too […]
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