• Contract Negotiation: Top Five Mistakes Nannies Make When Job Hunting

    Let’s face it, negotiations are tough. But they’re a necessary part of working as a nanny since there’s no middle man between you and employers. The good news is that savvy negotiators aren’t born, they’re created. (OK, we’ve all had kids that were born negotiators. So let me rephrase; most…

  • Scheduling

    One of the best benefits of having a nanny is the scheduling flexibility she provides. Whatever your scheduling needs are, you can find a nanny to meet them. It’s important to clearly outline your nanny’s schedule in your nanny contract in a way that ensures you have the flexibility you…

  • Guaranteed Hours: How Do They Work With Holidays?

    Guaranteed hours are a pretty straight-forward benefit: if the nanny is available to work but the family chooses to not use her services, the nanny will still be paid for her guaranteed number of hours. But around holiday time, how this benefit works in the real world can get a…

  • The Advantages of Providing Your Nanny with Health Insurance

    Having health insurance coverage is important for everyone, especially nannies. Caring for kids means lots of kisses and hugs so nannies are exposed to more than their fair share of germs and illnesses. Add in the fact that most nanny employers don’t have a back-up caregiver readily available to cover…