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Thanksgiving Prep for Housekeepers!
 
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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…]

 
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…]

 
Should You Wear a Uniform in Domestic Staffing?
 
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The purpose of a uniform is to state a current occupation. You see them everywhere, highlighting individuals and the tasks they’re responsible for. However is it acceptable when working in a private residence? Well, that depends. Some homes are treated as a business and employees should be dressed as such, when others are a place of relaxation where uniforms wouldn’t really fit in. There are various pros & cons to this debate. Pros Ensuring Appropriate Attire – Your staff will need to be able to climb, run and maneuver easily in order to keep up with rambunctious children, & rigorous [ 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…]

 
Hiring An Exceptional Chef
 
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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!
 
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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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