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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…]

 
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…]

 
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…]

 
Hiring a Nanny for a Work at Home Environment
 
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If you could choose to work from home would you? The sound of it is appealing, earning your paycheck from the comfort of your home, but what if you have kids? While working from home would give you more time with your children, is it truly feasible to manage both your childcare & work responsibilities at the same time?     Flashback to one of my favorite YouTube videos. Professor Robert Kelly is an American political analyst on Inter Korean affairs as well as a professor of political science at Pusan National University. In March of 2017 he was busy [ Read the rest…]

 
It’s World Cup Season!
 
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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…]

 
Foreign Nannies Aiding Language Development in Young Children
 
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How many languages do you know? One? Two? Chances are if you know more than one, the languages had been instilled at a very young age. You might have had help from a parent, friend, maybe your nanny?   The idea of employing foreign nannies to aid the development of additional languages in young children has been around for some time now. The argument against it goes that the children won’t be able to retain the information necessary for multiple languages to stick once childcare is no longer needed.   How do you feel about presenting kids with many languages [ Read the rest…]

 
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