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 readingPosted in Nanny Background Check | Tagged nanny, Nanny Background check | 7 Comments 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 readingPosted in Nanny Taxes | Tagged nanny, nanny tax, nanny taxes | 6 Comments 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 readingPosted in hiring a nanny, Nanny Safety | Tagged hire a nanny, nannies, nanny, nanny interview | 6 Comments 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 readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged hire a nanny, nannies, nanny, Nanny Gate, nanny services | 5 Comments 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 readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged hire a nanny, nannies, nanny, Nanny Salary, Nanny work | 6 Comments 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 readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged hire a nanny, nannies, nanny, nanny interview, nanny services, Nanny work | 5 Comments 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 readingPosted in hiring a nanny | Tagged nannies, nanny, Nanny work | 7 Comments 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?