Hi everyone! Happy September!

It’s Laura back with my next video where I share my personal checklist that I use with our nanny for when the school year starts.

The start of the school year can be a stressful time for parents. Shopping for new clothes, getting the kids back on their school bedtime schedule, and figuring out drop-off/pickup times can be a real pain!

Don’t forget that back to school can mean changes for your nanny as well.

Check out this video where I discuss my seven checklist items that I go over with my nanny when the school year kicks off.

Scroll down to check out the video and I hope you find it helpful!

It’s Laura back with my next video which is specifically focused on nanny resumes.

I personally interview dozens of nannies each week for placement with our Concierge Service families. A question I am often asked is:

“How can I increase my chances of finding an amazing family to work with?”

My first piece of advice is to always have a professional nanny resume ready to go that clearly shows why you would be an excellent choice.

In the below video, I will walk you through one of my favorite nanny resume templates and show you what I feel really makes a resume stand out. Plus, some additional tips about including hobbies, experience and a cover letter.

Click here to check out the nanny resume template I review from resumegenius.com

Scroll down to check out the video and I hope you find it helpful!

 

Hi everyone!

Below is Part 2 of my video series, “8 Tips To Find Before and After School Child Care” where I cover Tips #5 through #8.

For many parents, the kiddos head back to school in the coming days or weeks. Which always brings up the important question: how can I find a before or after school nanny FAST?

Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

In the second part of this video series, I discuss my final four tips for finding a before or after school nanny. This type of child care can be the most difficult to find so make sure to check out the video and comment if you have any questions!

 

Happy Monday!

For many parents, the kiddos head back to school in the coming days or weeks. Which always brings up the important question: how can I find before or after school child care FAST?

Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

In the first part of this video series, I discuss four tips for finding before or after school care. This type of child care can be the most difficult to find so make sure to check out the video and comment if you have any questions!

 

Hi everyone!

It’s Laura back with my next video…which should be SUPER helpful for families starting to think about nanny care or for those considering switching from a temporary/short term nanny to a full time nanny.

Too often, families only focus on the hourly wage when thinking about a budget for a nanny. In this video, I breakdown every expense that is associated with hiring and employing a nanny in an easy to read spreadsheet.

Click on the video below where I will walk you through:

  • The costs to search for a nanny
  • All details of what nannies expect in a “compensation package”

Scroll down and click on the video to check it out!

Continue reading “Video Blog: How Much Does Nanny Care TRULY Cost? 💰”

 

Happy Friday!

We just dropped Part 2 of my latest video “Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny”. This should be super helpful for families thinking about hiring a nanny this summer or when school starts in the fall.

Click here to check out Part 1.

Every month my team and I speak with dozens of parents that are thinking about working with a nanny (last month alone, we spoke with almost 200 parents!). We’ve been compiling a list of their questions and today, we released the second part of of our series, “Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny”.

Some of the questions that we answer in this video are:

How do I pay my nanny? Over the table? Or under the table in cash?

What are nanny taxes?

What are the most common job responsibilities for a nanny?

Can I ask my nanny to do household chores?

What standard benefits should I offer a nanny?

Scroll down and click on the video to check out the second part of “Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny”

Continue reading “Video Blog: Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny: Part 2 🤨”

 

Hi everybody!

My latest video blog has dropped and it should be super helpful for families thinking about hiring a nanny this summer or when school starts in the fall!

Every month my team and I speak with dozens of parents that are thinking about working with a nanny (this month alone, we’ve already spoken with over 150 parents!). We’ve been compiling a list of their questions over the past several months and today, we released the first part of of our series, “Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny”.

Some of the questions that we answer in this video are:

How nanny care is different than child care centers?

Is it difficult to find a nanny?

How long will my nanny search take?

How much does it cost to work with a nanny?

Scroll down and click on the video to check out the first part of “Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny”

working with a nanny

Continue reading “Video Blog: Top 10 Questions Answered About Working With A Nanny: Part 1 🙋🏽‍♀️”

 

Happy (almost) summer everyone!

I just published my latest video blog, “Six Tips For When Your Nanny Is Driving The Kids” and I wanted to ensure you didn’t miss it!

Many parents have questions about whether or not their nanny should drive their kids and what steps to take to ensure everyone is safe.

In this video, I cover:

  • how to make sure the vehicle your nanny will be driving is mechanically safe
  • how to handle changing your insurance policy
  • the importance of a “test drive”
  • reimbursing for miles driven

Scroll down and click on the video to check out my top tips for when the nanny is driving the kids!

nanny driving kids

Continue reading “Video Blog: Six Tips For When Your Nanny Is Driving The Kids 🚗”

 

Hi everyone!

My latest video is out and I wanted you to be one of the first to see it.

One of the questions I hear on a regular basis (especially from parents who are new to the child care world) is, “how do I pay my nanny legally?” or “when do I need to start paying my nanny or sitter over the table?”.

In this video, I cover:

  • the difference between paying your care provider “under the table” versus “over the table”
  • when you need to start paying your care provider “over the table”
  • some of the benefits your family can receive when paying your nanny or sitter legally
  • what can happen if you are caught paying your nanny illegally (hint: it’s not good!)

Scroll down and click on the video to check it out!

pay nanny legally

Continue reading “Video Blog: What Can Happen If You Don’t Pay Your Nanny Legally”

 

Hi everyone!

After posting my last video blog, “How To Find A Nanny In A Hot Market” (click here to check that out), I heard from SO MANY parents not only in the Seattle area but from across the US that are struggling to find the right provider for their family.

There definitely seems to be a huge imbalance between the number of families seeking childcare versus the number of providers offering care. I think a lot of this has to do with COVID but my suspicion is that there are other factors at play here (more on that down the road).

I spent many hours talking about and discussing our Concierge Service over the past two weeks so I thought that it might help to put together a video on how our Concierge Service works and how we are able to find nanny candidates so quickly (hint: it helps to have an entire team working on your search!)

 Scroll down and click on the video to check it out!

Nannies – if you would like to hear about the families we are working with through the Concierge Service, please shoot me an email and let me know!

find a nanny fast

Continue reading “Video Blog: Need To Find A Nanny FAST? We Can Help! 💫”