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Nanny Requests from Celebrity Clients – Part 2
 
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  Don’t you often wonder what life is like for those who work with celebrities? Being around all the glamour without the liability? It sounds nice but little do we know how strange life can be for those employed under celebrities. Often times these domestic workers find themselves fielding some unusual requests.   Kimberly Love over at Moms.com wrote a detailed list of some rather bizarre requests celebrity nannies have had to fulfill on the job. Here’s part 2 of that list!   12. KATE GOSSELIN WANTS NANNIES TO TEND TO THE CHICKENS You would think that tending the chickens [ Read the rest…]

 
Nanny Requests from Celebrity Clients – Part 1
 
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  Don’t you often wonder what life is like for those who work with celebrities? Being around all the glamour without the liability? It sounds nice but little do we know how strange life can be for those employed under celebrities. Often times these domestic workers find themselves fielding some unusual requests.   Kimberly Love over at Moms.com wrote a detailed list of some rather bizarre requests celebrity nannies have had to fulfill on the job.   25. MADONNA KEPT HER ON CALL ALL DAY LONG   Madonna totally seems like the kind of powerhouse female that would be a [ Read the rest…]

 
Hiring the Perfect Nanny
 
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  Nanny searches can be a very difficult process. Our colleagues over at my nanny circle can relate entirely to what parents & nannies go through in search of the right fit. Luckily for all of us their founding nanny Alene Mathurin wrote a tremendous piece on this subject. Give it a read! Hiring the Perfect Nanny I’m sure you have heard, or perhaps you believe, that there’s a secret to hiring the perfect nanny. Not so fast, potential employers! In reality, you have to take a commonsense approach that entails making the welfare, safety, and well-being of your children [ Read the rest…]

 
Nanny Holiday Activities!
 
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There’s that happy feeling going around. December’s a beautiful time as the holidays bring close family and friends to celebrate the end of a prosperous year and the hope a new one soon brings. With so much joy in the air, there are many opportunities for nannies to create wonderful holiday memories with the children they care for.   Living in New York City everyone knows to check out the Rockefeller Christmas tree but it can get very congested and may not be the best space for little ones depending on the time of day. Lighter but similar options would [ Read the rest…]

 
Fashionable Work Wear Follow-Up!
 
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This blog is a follow-up to last week’s Blog article about fashionable work wear.   Obtaining a job in the private domestic staffing industry usually entails following a specific dress code while working. Most houses have dress codes consisting of: khaki pants, white top & white sneakers, or all black jeans/chinos, black top & shoes. This is usually the case in most staffed homes to be able to distinct between who is an employee and who is a household member. In addition to fully staffed & uniformed Domestic workers.   Housekeeping uniforms don’t have to only be pants and a [ Read the rest…]

 
Fashionable Work Wear for Your New Job
 
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Congrats! You got the job! The interview went great and your employer is excited to have you. You dressed your best & you looked your best, now how do you keep that image going forward? Unless the job requires you to wear a daily uniform, you’ll be granted the freedom of choosing your own work wear. Now you don’t expect to wear your interview outfit everyday do you? Maintaining a good work image will be your next target goal. You want to keep the same image your employer had of you upon hiring throughout your employment. This can get tricky [ Read the rest…]

 
Always Do Thorough Research into a Potential Employee!
 
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Halloween may have been last week, but a Manhattan family got quite a scare before then. The Carlson residence received a phone call no family wants, from the police saying their young son Frankie’s babysitter was arrested for trying to set a car on fire in New Jersey. Making matters worse, it turned out the sitter Leslie Rosario, brought Frankie along with her for the ride.   “The woman is in my home with access to everything in my home,” Bethany Carlson said. “Especially my son, so we put so much trust in this person.” Carlson says she thought she [ Read the rest…]

 
Want to Know What Your Nanny Isn’t Telling You? Find Out Here!
 
 

Want to know what your Nanny isn’t telling you? This article from Reader’s Digest is a good list to look at to figure out what your Nanny might want to talk to you about. Here is one of the examples: Being a nanny is a profession Please treat me as you would other professionals. Click here for the rest of this great article from Reader’s Digest!

 
NYC Halloween Nanny Activities
 
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Spooky season is upon us. Halfway into October and the leaves are changing colors, pumpkins have faces, and children are deciding just what tiny terror they’d like to be at the end of the month. The Halloween season is a great time of year for nannies to take the children they care for out on eerie adventures. For those of us that reside in NYC, we’re lucky to have the city hosting wonderful events for all children. Listed below are a couple of great child friendly Halloween activities across different NYC neighborhoods:   Spooky Pumpkin Garden at the NY Botanical [ Read the rest…]

 
Social Nannies
 
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I recently met up with a friend who works at NYU Langone Medical Center. We walked around the complex and surrounding area before arriving at Robert Moses Playground. While at this playground she introduced me to a couple of nannies she befriended and the children they care after. As it turns out this clique of nannies have been gathering at this park with the children almost daily/semi daily. Robert Moses Playground as it turns out is a popular hub for nannies to bring the children they care for out to enjoy some social activity with other little ones and grab [ Read the rest…]

 
Nanny Appreciation Week is Upon Us!
 
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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…]

 
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