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What to Look for in a Summer Nanny

Your kids are in school . . . but they’ll be home for the summer soon.  They’re too young to be home alone all day while you’re at work.  So, you’ve decided to hire a summer nanny.  What do you look for In a well qualified summer nanny? 1. Like all nannies, your summer nanny […]

Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Summer Nanny

Many families with school-aged children have full-time summer nannies and part-time school-year nannies.  Summer nannies, typically college students, usually work from May or June through August or September.  When children return to school each autumn, the part-time school-year nannies return to work.  For many families, the same two nannies return to their homes each season, […]

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun ~ Summer Activities

School’s out for the summer.  You would like to plan fun and educational activities for your children.  Here are a few suggestions for you and your nanny to utilize. You can take advantage of sports, classes, and activities offered by civic or governmental organizations in your community.  These include municipal sports teams (i.e., baseball, softball, […]

How to Get Your Kids Ready for Summer Camp with Help from the Nanny

It’s time to get ready to send your kids to summer camp.   There are so many things to do!  Where do you start? First, delegate some of the work to your nanny.  Your nanny can call the camp to see what supplies the children will need to bring with them, whether/how much money they’ll need […]

Cost-Effective Summer Childcare Options

School is out, and the search for child care is on! The challenge most parents face is finding quality care for your child that fits within your budget.  Here are some cost-effective child care options that won’t break the bank. Hire a Nanny or Babysitter Nannies are no longer exclusive to the wealthy. If you […]

Find the Perfect Nanny This Summer

You’re looking for a nanny to work full-time for the summer only.  A tall order?  No, not necessarily.  Below are the steps to take to ensure that you hire the perfect summer nanny for your family. 1. Create a job description. What do you want the nanny to do? Childcare only? Light housekeeping? Meal preparation? […]

Summer Childcare Options

You need to arrange childcare during the summer months when your children are not in school?  Options vary based on your budget and the ages of your children.  Listed below are the most common options in most communities. *Hiring a summer babysitter or nanny through nationally respected sources such as Care4hire.com and Nannies4hire.com.  Childcare workers […]

How do you keep your children happy while traveling?

If you’re planning a trip with your kids this summer, a bit of advanced planning will make your life much easier.  Whether you’re road tripping or flying to your destination, consider these tips to keep your kids happily entertained. Bring snacks and drinks.  A hungry kid is a cranky kid, so make sure you have […]

Tips for hiring a summer nanny

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…especially if you’ve hired a nanny to support your childcare needs. Ensure a smooth relationship with your summer nanny by clearly communicating your expectations and outlining their responsibilities.  Before you hire a summer nanny, decide if you need special skills, such as someone who is lifeguard-certified (especially relevant if they’ll […]