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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…]

 
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…]

 
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…]

 
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!

 
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…]

 
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…]

 
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