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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…]

 
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…]

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

 
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