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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…]

 
Valentine’s Day With Your Employers
 
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You can and should feel loved every day of the year but one day in particular stands out with all its romantic yet capitalistic flair. Valentine’s Day is this week! Meaning the streets will be paved with hearts and chocolate sales will go through the roof. I hope you didn’t forget to book that restaurant reservation! Homes and offices will get decorated in a red flurry of lovey dovey signs and points of passionate inspiration. February 14th truly is a day for everyone to come together in the name of romance, including employers & employees.   It doesn’t have to [ 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…]

 
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…]

 
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…]

 
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.
 
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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!
 
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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…]

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

 
Some Great Tips for Formal Serving!
 
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Serving the Table! Most upscale dinners will include 5 courses, encompassing an appetizer, soup, salad, entree, and dessert. Many formal settings practice the open hand service method, which means that a server’s arms are never to be crossed in front of a guest, and food is always served from the guest’s left side. Important Tips to Remember: Ladies are always served first. Never eat, drink, or chew gum in front of guests. Always exhibit proper posture – Do not slouch, cross your arms, or leave your hands in your pockets while on service. Press uniforms to eliminate wrinkles, creases, and [ Read the rest…]

 
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