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Thanksgiving Prep for Housekeepers!
 
 

November’s in full swing, as the coming holidays are brewing everyone up into a cheerful batch. The season’s arrived for family & those extended to come together in joyful company. Part of this ritual includes various amounts of housekeeping & preparation for major dates. Coming up soon, Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving is that one day of the year where everyone pulls together as much help as possible. In domestic staffing, the week of prep leading up to this day can be as busy as it gets through the year. House managers must team up with housekeepers, chefs, and various staff to [ Read the rest…]

 
Nanny Appreciation Week is Upon Us!
 
 

Nanny Appreciation Week is Upon Us! Our friends at Amslee Institute wrote a great blog on the time of year we must show our childcare providers some love! Check it out!   National Nanny Recognition Week has been celebrated since 1998 so families, agencies, and communities can champion the work of nannies and childcare providers. As the last week in September is coming up, now is a great time to acknowledge and thank nannies for their contributions.   1. Provide an extra paid day off or a financial bonus. Often, we have time but are short on funds or have [ Read the rest…]

 
Hiring An Exceptional Chef
 
 

With countless trained chefs to choose from in the world, finding a match can be difficult. Someone who can prepare meals for the children, a romantic dinner for two or even head up efforts to create meals for a dinner party or event is not an easy task. The challenge becomes even greater when the competition to hire heats up.   Although it may be difficult, there are a few essential attributes beyond their exceptional ability in the kitchen to be aware of which will increase the chances of finding a chef of your liking.   How organized are they? [ Read the rest…]

 
Hidden Danger in Popular Children’s Foods That Nannies Should Avoid!
 
 

Being a nanny is serious work, you’re not just watching over a child. Being a nanny means you have a vital role in developing that young child into a healthy upstanding adult. As a nanny it’s your responsibility to promote and manage the child’s activity & nutrition. Doing so helps set the child on their way to an active healthy life. Every week I will list a couple of key steps and points to monitor while on the job.   To begin with, be wary of content in packaged foods. Packaged foods are incredibly convenient. They require little work/preparation & [ Read the rest…]

 
Being A Healthy Nanny
 
 

Being a Nanny can be difficult in terms of keeping up with the children’s youthful energy. A day with an active child is sure enough to tire out just about anyone. Leaving you to wonder how you can keep up. It’s easy! There are plenty of ways to get healthy and stay healthy to match an active child’s energy.   For starters, control your stress. Stress can build up easily over time and restrict your body from functioning properly. Stress has been shown to raise cortisol levels, which is basically the hormone in your body that feels like pressing the [ Read the rest…]

 
Entering Nannyhood – The Necessary Steps to Becoming a Nanny.
 
 

How to become a nanny with no experience! Here at Greenhouse Agency we receive a lot of candidates who are looking for a step up in their nanny careers. That step up can come across in many roles but it requires the right experience. There are often times some candidates are simply lacking in that “right” experience. These starter nannies often come to our office having cared for their young family members or have worked part time at day-cares/camps. While those are great stepping stones at the start of a nanny career, they’re not enough to land a job in [ Read the rest…]

 
Looking For A Nanny Job? Stop & Read This Blog Post First!
 
 

Looking For A Nanny Job? The article below from MyNannyCircle is a nice guide to help you in your search. Here is an excerpt: The job market can be a tough place to navigate, especially for those in the domestic staffing industry. Nannies are a tremendous percentage of that industry and will go through some more hurdles finding the right positions because of the emphasis on Childcare. Our friends over at My Nanny Circle detailed what every nanny should know prior to entering the job search market with a fabulous blog post shared below.   Whether it’s a help wanted [ Read the rest…]

 
There’s a New Law in Town.
 
 

References are important. How many times have you based a decision on a positive reference? It can be anything, what movie to see, what restaurant to go to, who to employ? No matter where you go in life, a good reference will tip a decision in a certain direction. Sadly there are people who take advantage of that. In the domestic staffing industry a positive reference can be the difference between getting the job you want vs getting back in the unemployment line. You’d be surprised to see the lengths people go to get these references. Oftentimes people ask close [ Read the rest…]

 
It’s World Cup Season!
 
 

Every four years an event occurs that gets the planet buzzing. For four weeks it seems to be all that anyone can talk about. A round spherical object tapped and passed across an 100 yard field constantly trying to find its way into an 8 by 24 foot net. The World Cup is here folks. While sadly our dear USA didn’t qualify this time, we still find ourselves right in the middle of this beautiful tournament as our country is home to millions who have ties to countries participating this year. While some homes unite during this time, it’s popular [ Read the rest…]

 
When is the Right Time to Move On and Find a New Job?
 
 

Sometimes we wait too long to recognize the situation and we just end up making bad decisions. From the moment you get the feeling that its time to move on, we just don’t know how, when or what to do? Of course, most people can’t afford to leave a job from one day to another! But delaying the process can be detrimental to yourself and others. So here are some warnings and advice you can take into consideration to make the ride smoother.   Warnings: Already thinking to start searching for a new position. Always complaining about your job. Not [ Read the rest…]

 
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