5 Tips for Setting the Best Ground Rules for Your Nanny

5 Tips for Setting the Best Ground Rules for Your Nanny

Hiring a nanny can be quite a blessing for many households. Between busy schedules, careers, extra-curriculars, and everything else that pops up in our daily lives, having someone there to lend a hand can be a godsend. That is, as long as you find the right someone to help out and you take the proper steps to keep things running smoothly.

Nanny Talk: The Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Nanny
Top 5 Babysitting Discipline Tricks That Really Work

Top 5 Babysitting Discipline Tricks That Really Work

Oftentimes, the difference between a frustrating babysitting experience and an utterly perfect one lies in how we prep our sitters (or how the sitters prep for the littles for that matter). Whether you’re a babysitter looking for tips for getting the kiddos to listen, or you’re a parent looking to improve the chances of keeping a good sitter on the hook, there are a few fool-proof tricks to keep things running smooth and fun!

Tips for Checking References When Searching for a Nanny

Tips for Checking References When Searching for a Nanny

After a flurry of nanny interviews, you’ve finally narrowed down a candidate that seems like the perfect fit for your family. She has experience, she’s down-to-earth and level-headed, and oh, one minor detail—your kids absolutely love her. You couldn’t be happier, but don’t sign on the dotted line just yet…

Find a Nanny in Brooklyn

Find a Nanny in Brooklyn

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5 Nanny Job Benefits to Consider When Hiring a Nanny

5 Nanny Job Benefits to Consider When Hiring a Nanny

Hiring a nanny to come into your home and care for your little ones is a great choice; the individual attention and care your kids will receive with a nanny really can’t be beat. But remember, hiring a nanny automatically makes you an employer, whether you’d like to assume that role or not. As such, you’ll find yourself suddenly thinking about things like payroll, taxes, and contracts. Yikes! Another thing you may not have considered yet? Benefits. Before you hire a nanny, it’s wise to sit down and outline what, if any, benefits you’re willing to offer her. Of course, you’re not obligated to offer a nanny any benefits at all, but doing so is a great way to maintain a positive working relationship that’s beneficial for both parties.

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Nanny for Your Infant

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Nanny for Your Infant

It’s hard enough to leave your children with anyone that’s not you, but having to leave your infant? We’re talking next-level hard. But sometimes, it’s just a necessity. Whether it’s because you have an unusually short maternity leave or just feel overwhelmed and need to get away for an hour or so, hiring a nanny for an infant requires a great deal of forethought and careful screening.

What is the Difference Between a Nanny and an Au Pair?

What is the Difference Between a Nanny and an Au Pair?

If daycare just isn’t your thing, you’ll need to find a caregiver to come to your home to take care of your kids. When it comes to deciding on a full-time care provider for your kids, your two main options are a nanny or an au pair. And in New York City, you’ll see plenty of both. While these two types of child care providers are similar, they’re not the same.

Writing a Nanny Contract: Things You Need to Know

Writing a Nanny Contract: Things You Need to Know

So you’ve found the perfect nanny your kids love her, she’s a great fit for your family and everything seems to be falling into place. Is there a better feeling? Maybe not, but before you seal the deal, consider drawing up a nanny contract. What is a nanny contract? It’s a written document between you and the nanny you’re hiring that serves as a basic agreement of the expectations for the role.

How Much to Pay Your Weekend Babysitter

How Much to Pay Your Weekend Babysitter

If you’re raising a family in New York City, you already know that childcare can be a huge expense. But that’s just par for the course in one of the most expensive cities in the United States. And you really can’t put a price on the peace of mind you get from knowing your children […]