Hire a Summer Nanny: How the Hiring Process Works – Norma Oropeza

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Hire a Summer Nanny: How the Hiring Process Works – Norma Oropeza

With the many joys that summer brings, one major and important task is how to keep the kids busy, happy, and safe when school is out. Hiring a Summer Nanny has become a popular go-to for parents in need of a one-on-one, more hands-on childcare option for the summer season. 

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A Note About Parents, Nannies and Social Media – Tina Gelashvili

It is hard to ignore that in this age of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, social media not just helps us stay connected, but also defines every aspect of our daily existence. We feel compelled to put our innermost thoughts on our social media page, post pictures that we would not have shown even to our closest friends before or engage in arguments with complete strangers for everyone to view.

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Stand Above the Rest in Your Upcoming Nanny Interview – By: Jessica McWeeney

Preparing yourself for a nanny interview is a lot like preparing for any other job. You need to speak about your skillsets, expertise and passion for your chosen career. When interviewing for a position you want to stand out from other nannies. A nanny binder is one way to do just so.

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Bilingual Domestic Staff in New York City – By: Tina Gelashvili

Child Thinking Hello In Multiple Languages

By: Tina Gelashvili

I am sure most of you will agree that being a New Yorker is a very special treat indeed.  With the emergence of other megalopolises all over the world, New York City still remains the capital of the world, a melting pot of cultures,

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Take a Deep Breath: Why Stepping Back is Good For Kids’ Development

By: Jeff Gratton

Accidents can be avoided and summer is the season for accidents. Preventing them is no secret:  Accidents are caused by haste, fatigue, and distraction. So guess what? When families’ days are over-stuffed with activities, we are courting problems. Nowadays our culture seems to have an increasing aversion to unstructured time.

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Governess or Nanny: What’s the Difference & Which is Best for Your Children?

Caring for children is a full-time job, and certainly no easy task. Busy families that put in long hours at work and have other outside responsibilities can greatly benefit from in-home childcare services. There are two primary types of child caregivers employed in modern homes today: the governess and the nanny.

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Interview Tips 2.0 – Nanny Interview Questions

Written by Jeffrey Gratton

When facing any interview, perhaps especially as a nanny, the way we feel when we answer nanny interview questions is more important than the answer itself.

Do we sometimes have bad days or pessimistic thoughts? Even our deepest feelings will influence the interview. 

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Reduce Nanny & Family Tension

Written by Tina Gelashvilli

How does one deal with conflict situations?  More specifically, how does a nanny deal with conflict situations with her employer?  Does she apologize and step back to defuse the situation, or does she defend herself and engage emotionally?  Moreover, while the conflict escalates,

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“You’ve Told Them (Almost) Everything”

When I call somebody for the first time – let’s say for a possible job – the way I speak tells everything. Within the first ten seconds – no exaggeration – my speech, my tone of voice, and my choice of words reveal a thousand things about who I am – without my knowing it.

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