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Should I tattle on a nanny?

August 3, 2011

I recently came across a post on Google News called “Should I tattle on a nanny?”  The story was about a woman who ran into a friend’s daughter in Starbucks and went over to talk to the girl while the … Continue reading

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Why Pay Nanny Taxes?

January 5, 2011

In spite of all the prominent people that have had big consequences for not paying nanny taxes, compliance still remains low. What does a family get out of paying their nanny tax? Continue reading

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How do families go about screening online nannies?

November 18, 2010

In 2001 when I started eNannySource.com it seemed as if the users of the site were almost pioneers. At the time I had been running Buckingham Nannies in Los Angeles for several years and the norm in those days was to hire through a nanny agency, get a referral from a friend or go to Craigslist. Families were afraid to even enter a credit card on the internet. How times have changed! Continue reading

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California Nanny Gate. What went wrong?

October 14, 2010

Here in California we’ve had another “Nanny Gate” occur that could affect the governor’s race. I’d like to share a few of my thoughts on the subject. Continue reading

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Having a second baby and your nanny

September 30, 2010

Adding a new child to your family may not be as big a change as that first child, however it is still a transition that a family needs to adapt to, and that includes the nanny! As soon as you feel comfortable sharing your big news of the new baby with family and friends, make sure you sit down and discuss it with your nanny. Continue reading

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Should I have my children present at the nanny interview?

September 27, 2010

This question is a very common question that I get from new moms. There are many layers to the nanny interview process and many layers of screening candidates that needs to take place. Your children really don’t need to be present until the very end of the process. Exposing your children needlessly to nannies who may or may not be their next nanny can leave them feeling anxious and uneasy. Continue reading

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NannyPalooza 2010. Celebrating the Nanny Profession-across America!

August 24, 2010

The National Association for Nanny Care is putting on NannyPalooza events in 18 cities across the U.S. on September 18 and 19. NannyPalooza is to further the education of professional nannies. Continue reading

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Is Your Nanny Water Safety Certified?

June 29, 2010

In July of 2008 and now in June of 2010 two nannies have died in drowning accidents while caring for young charges. That is two nannies too many.
Many years ago, I myself as a nanny on duty at the time had to dive into a deep pool to pull a struggling child out of the water.
When I heard of both tragedies the immediate thought that came to mind was could they swim? Why did they never learn what to do in case of a water emergency?
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