by Michelle LaRowe
Editor in Chief
Recently I had a chance to catch up with my good friend Lexy Capp of Nannies & Housekeepers USA and talk a little bit about vacationing with kids in her favorite spot in the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s what she had to say.
eNannySource: I’d say most people think Las Vegas is for adults only. Is Las Vegas family friendly?
Lexy: Las Vegas offers something for everyone in the family! Our website provides a list of Family Friendly Activities, including the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, M & M World, Game Works, Mirage – White Tiger Exhibit, Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy, Circus Circus Adventuredome, Hiking at Red Rock and The Venetian Gondola Rides, to name a few.
eNannySource: What are your top three favorite family friendly things in Vegas?
Lexy: Red Rock Hiking, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy, plus the dolphins at The Mirage.
eNannySource: What are some of the struggles parents face when traveling with children to Vegas?
Lexy: Parents traveling with small children are often faced with a need for childcare. Nannies & Housekeepers USA offers In Room Nanny Service at the finest hotels in Las Vegas.
Nannies & Housekeepers is approved and referred by the top hotels, concierge and families. The agency is properly licensed, bonded and insured. Risk Management ONLY refers to Nannies & Housekeepers USA.
eNannySource: What should parents consider when choosing childcare on vacation?
Lexy: Make sure the agency is properly licensed, bonded and insured. Ask about the screening process! Nannies & Housekeepers USA offers a boutique agency experience for families. All of the nannies who work at the hotels are employees of the agency. All nannies are available 7 days a week – 24 hours a day. Nannies are CPR Trained & First Aid Certified. All nannies undergo a meticulous background screening.
eNannySource: Tell us about the childcare options you provide for visitors in Vegas?
Lexy: In Room Nanny Service – We are approved and referred by the finest hotels, concierge and families. Licensed, Bonded & Insured – All the nannies are CPR Trained & First Aid Certified. Nannies bring their Mary Poppins’ tote bags filled with arts, crafts and age appropriate activities to serve children at the hotels. Event Childcare – Nannies & Housekeepers USA is licensed as a mobile daycare offering event childcare for weddings, groups and conventions.
eNannySource: How far in advance should parents make childcare arrangements for their vacation destination?
Lexy: We have successfully filled every request – which is one of the reasons the hotels love working with Nannies & Housekeepers. We suggest families reserve their IN ROOM NANNY as soon as they make their reservations for dinners or shows. We ask for a four hour advance notice – however, we have been able to fill last minute requests.
eNannySource: What are your top three tips for traveling families?
Lexy: Choose a destination that offers family friendly activities. Choose a destination that offers childcare at top resorts, as mom and dad want adult time, too. Go with the flow; travel can be stressful – take it one day at a time.
Lexy Capp is the founder of Las Vegas based Nannies & Housekeepers USA. Nannies & Housekeepers USA was the 2011 APNA Agency of the Year award recipient and the preferred agency for such prestigious hotels as Mandalay Bay, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, Loews Lake Las Vegas, The Venetian, Caesars and many more. To learn more about Nannies & Housekeepers USA visit www.LasVegasNannies.com.← Expert Insights with Mompreneur Surya Sajnani of the Wee Gallery | Expert Insights: Explaining the Boston Tragedy with Dr. Ohr of Press4Kids’ News-O-Matic. →