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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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How do I pick nannies to interview?

September 23, 2010

Selecting nanny candidates to interview can be a tricky task that requires some skill! Fortunately enannysource.com provides you with what you need to know in to focus your nanny search and select only the cream of the crop to interview! The most important step is making sure that you have a clear idea of what you want and what you need in a nanny. After you have determined exactly what you are looking for, it is time to see who fits the bill! Here are some tips for determining who is in and who is out. 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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Do we need a live-in nanny?

August 12, 2010

By now you may be well into your search for the perfect nanny. You have made a list of your needs and perhaps you have even consulted with other families with live-in or live-out nannies.

Many families enter their nanny search knowing already what type of nanny they need. However, with so many great child care options available to families these days, it’s harder to make a choice. A quick survey of families in your area may reveal that live-out nannies are more common than live-in nannies. However, if your family needs a live-in nanny, then there are a few important things you need to consider.

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To use a nanny cam or not to use a nanny cam…that is the question!

August 9, 2010

So, you are thinking about using a nanny cam…you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Let’s talk about how to handle and manage these fears. This is a delicate and sensitive issue. There are not only legal issues to consider but also how it may impact the relationship you have with your nanny. Continue reading

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Our nanny’s birthday is coming up and we want to show her our appreciation for her nanny work. What’s an appropriate gift?

July 16, 2010

Your nanny cares for your child with love and sensitivity on a daily basis. Her birthday is the perfect opportunity to show her how much you care about her and appreciate how much nanny work she does for your family. Unfortunately, so many families don’t take notice of this special day in the life of their nanny and miss out on an opportunity to let her know she is important.
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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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It seems like my nanny isn’t listening to me. I tell her one thing and she looks like she is agreeing and then will go and do something else.

June 25, 2010

As a professional nanny consultant, I hear from nannies and families all over the world about their struggles and daily challenges. The topic of a nanny not being a “self-starter” tends to be quite a common issue, however this topic is a bit more complex than it may seem on the surface. As with all nanny-family relationship issues, we need to look at both parties’ potential part in the problem. Take a look at this article on evaluating nanny success. Continue reading

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Time to hire a nanny. Where do I start?

June 21, 2010

by, Dr. Lindsay Heller, The Nanny Doctor So you’ve decided that you need a nanny. The first thing you need to do is identify your family’s nanny needs. For more information on identifying your family’s nanny needs please see this … Continue reading

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